Burlington Commons volunteers working for the neighborhood
BURLINGTON — With Twelfth Night right around the corner, there are only a few more days left to take in the annual holiday decorations at the Burlington Commons.
Starting just before Thanksgiving each year 12 volunteers make the trek to the park that overlooks the Ohio River to put up Santa Claus scenes, the Nativity, wooden soldiers, geese and reindeer, all to beautify the park.
“That’s the fun part,” Margaret Pennington said. “Since we are all seniors except two and they have jobs, we work awhile and then go to the doctor, complain about aches and pains, get something to eat and go back and work some more. Then we agree to disagree that this goes there.”
This year the group added a snowman, reindeer and a Charlie Brown tree, all decorated with lights that kick on at dusk and go off by 10 p.m.
Most of the decorations are purchased, but some, like the toy soldiers, were made by the volunteers.
“We took ply board and paint,” Pennington said. “Now we are working on a Nativity. The 12 of us are very proud of the park and we hope the neighborhood is too, especially the children.”
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