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Gloucester ornament sent to Executive Mansion

Gloucester County has submitted a local heritage ornament to the Executive Mansion in Richmond. This year’s ornament was designed and constructed by George Cramer, owner of The Village Blacksmith, located just off Main Street, Gloucester.

The ornament depicts the county’s signature flower, the daffodil, and the waterman culture that is a backbone of Gloucester’s heritage.

George Cramer with the ornament he fashioned for Virginia’s Executive Mansion.

Local craftsmen and women are asked each year to represent their respective localities to create ornaments to adorn one of the holiday trees at the Executive Mansion. In 2019, nearly 200 localities contributed ornaments that were seen by thousands of visitors who toured the mansion. This year, with the pandemic, the ornaments will be showcased through the mansion’s website, or @FirstLadyVA on Facebook and Twitter.

“We are pleased that George was able to come up with this unique way of depicting Glo...

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