Celebrating Virginia’s Localities

December 18, 2015

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On December 8, the Executive Mansion hosted a reception for the Boards and staffs of VACo and VML to unveil the nearly 200 ornaments collected from Virginia’s localities. The theme of this year’s Executive Mansion tree was “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities.”

The Mansion contacted VACo and VML asking them to contact their membership who then reached out to local artisans to create an ornament that captures a feature, uses an element, or utilizes a material unique to the area. VACo received ornaments made of clay, fabric and glass. Many ornaments were hand painted, while others were stitched or drawn.  At the end of the season, they will be returned to VACo and VML and stored to decorate future holiday trees.

Thank you to all counties who participated in this wonderful opportunity!

VACo Contact: Amy V. Sales, CMP

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