Gloucester’s Main Street decked out for the season

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Nov 30, 2011 - 03:35 PM

Photo: Members of the Garden Club of Gloucester, Walter Reed Garden Club, Gloucester Sheriff’s Office and Gloucester Main Street Trust joined forces Monday to hang greenery along Main Street in Gloucester for the holiday season. Volunteers, from left, include Sandy Geiger, Susan Smith and Kitty Martin.

Members of the Garden Club of Gloucester, Walter Reed Garden Club, Gloucester Sheriff’s Office and Gloucester Main Street Trust joined forces Monday to hang greenery along Main Street in Gloucester for the holiday season. Volunteers, from left, include Sandy Geiger, Susan Smith and Kitty Martin.

Photo: Here, club members worked Wednesday morning making wreaths to be placed on various county buildings, helping to decorate them for the holiday season. Volunteers included, from left, Reba McVey, Sarah Finney, Pat Zima, Tish Grant and Tabb Farinholt.

Here, club members worked Wednesday morning making wreaths to be placed on various county buildings, helping to decorate them for the holiday season. Volunteers included, from left, Reba McVey, Sarah Finney, Pat Zima, Tish Grant and Tabb Farinholt.

Gloucester’s Main Street will be a little more festive this year. For the first time in many years, lampposts along Main will be adorned with greenery for the holidays. The decorating is a joint effort involving the Garden Club of Gloucester, Walter Reed Garden Club, Gloucester Sheriff’s Office and the Main Street Preservation Trust.

According to volunteer Carol White, 40 lampposts were decorated Monday, all thanks to support from local merchants.

"It’s been wonderful," White said, speaking of the efforts of many private individuals and businesses. "It’s really wonderful to watch Main Street be decorated and know this is how we did it."

Volunteers have been working on the project since the summer, White said. A lot of time was spent on logistics and planning for the project. Volunteers with both garden clubs started making the arrangements last week. "This is a gift to the community," she added.