The annual Dig ’n Dream Garden Club Trees of Christmas presentation this week at the Ada Wright Center is the 44th year the club has hosted the display.

This year’s theme was the Colors of Christmas and featured trees and festive scenes decorated in a given color schematic.

The display is “for the pleasure and enjoyment of the people in Manchester and Coffee County,” according to the club.

   Each year, the club hosts the event thanks to the efforts of a leadership committee within the club. The team consists of Chairperson Judy Skelton; staging committee Skelton and family and the staff of the Rec. Center; scheduling committee is Cecelia Roberts, and Mary Edna Wright; publicity is handled by Virginia Jared; programs Mary Trice; banners and signs are by Skelton and cleanup is a collaborative effort. Sponsorship and assistance by Manchester Parks and Recreation, Baker Brothers Drugs, Tennessee Button Society and James Harden Signs make the display possible.

Displays were presented by color, each shade symbolically expressing festive thoughts and wishes.

Some of the trees include brown by Bonnie and Steve Davis, which represents steadfastness, friendship and creates feelings of wholesomeness, according to the display program.

The orange and blue display is decorated by the Tennessee Button Society. They say in the pamphlet that these colors help lift there spirit.

A green and beige tree is decorated by Girl Scout troops 332 from Hillsboro, 1022 of Tullahoma and Manchester’s troop 1985. The colors are those of Girl Scouts, and the tree is decorated with hand crafted ornaments.

Welcoming visitors is a display to honor the memory of the late Ada Wright, a founding member of the garden club.

   

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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