Brighten the Holiday Season for Seniors receiving home-delivered meals with Greens for Giving on December 7

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Gather your friends and family around a great cause this holiday season – creating 385 evergreen decorations for recipients of Geauga County Department on Aging’s home-delivered meals, Chagrin Valley Meals on Wheels, and the Geauga County Veterans Food Pantry!

The West Woods Nature Center will provide a perfect setting for this good work on Saturday, December 7th, between noon and 3:00 p.m. Now in its sixth festive year, Greens for Giving guarantees a way to brighten a senior or veteran’s holiday season by building a thoughtful and completely unique handmade creation from scratch.

The number of centerpieces has gone up for two consecutive years now as they are often finished within a couple hours, with so much love left to give.

“Greens for Giving is a wonderful way to give back to our community. There is such a warm spirit of goodwill at the event; people really want to help brighten the holidays for our Geauga County neighbors,” Geauga Park District Outreach Coordinator Holly Sauder said. “Not only should this second year of expansion allow more people to participate, but our creations will now also reach a greater number of our neighbors with holiday cheer.”

All supplies – fresh evergreens, decorations and containers – will be provided, but feel free to bring your own hand pruners and additional decorative add-ons if you’d like.

Bob Rogish of Rogish Farms has once again graciously donated all greens for the event; West Geauga’s Class Act a cappella group will return to perform beginning about 1 p.m.

“With so many more centerpieces to make this year, we hope a steady crowd will really enjoy helping in the effort,” Holly said. “It’s always such a great atmosphere; the holiday joy is palpable. Come share a little of this holiday joy with our senior neighbors, Meals on Wheels recipients and Northeast Ohio’s community of honored veterans!”

The West Woods is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Registration is not required to participate in this event – just show up! Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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