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Santa’s elves create wreaths for hospitalized veterans


Members of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club creating the holiday wreaths include (l-r) Dimmy
Lotrecchiano, Gwen Schuldt, Margaret Leibowitz, Joan Newman and Pat Giovanoni.

CARMEL – Members of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club donned their Santa’s elves outfits Friday and created a dozen holiday wreaths that will be donated this week to the Montrose Veterans Hospital in conjunction with the Garden Club’s 9th District Garden Therapy Project.

Gloria Bisaccia, chairwoman of the program, described the ritual of “getting together right after Thanksgiving to assemble and decorate the wreaths as a wonderful holiday tradition.”

Long time Brewster-Carmel Garden Club member Dimmy Lotrecchiano agreed. “Our veterans and their families are always so appreciative of the festive atmosphere the wreaths create while on display.”

The local club also created two additional wreaths that are now on display at the recently installed Blue Star Memorial marker located in front of the Putnam Office Building in downtown Carmel.



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