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Wreath-making workshops set for South Charleston, Milton

Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:45 PM

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- A series of hands-on wreath--making workshops will be held in South Charleston and Milton next month.

The workshops will Dec. 4-6 and participants will learn to assemble their own holiday decor using greenery that can be found in traditional landscapes.

"We've been holding this workshop series for several years now, and the reception is always tremendous," Scott Byars, program leader for Agriculture & Natural Resources with West Virginia State University Extension Service, said in a release. "We're adding additional dates and locations this year to ensure that everyone interested has a chance to participate."

Workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, both at West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton. An additional workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, W.Va.

The workshops cost $25, which includes all the materials and decorations. Participants can choose among wreaths, centerpieces or swag.

Registration is requested by calling Brad Cochran, extension associate, at 304-541-3301 or e-mailing bcochran2@wvstateu.edu.

The West Virginia Pumpkin Park is located at One Pumpkin Way in Milton. Rock Lake Community Life Center is located at 801 Lincoln Drive in South Charleston.