Many scouts from Troop 598 gathered to begin production of the holiday swags they are selling around the community. The first step was sorting the Noble Fir boughs into three size categories. Large boughs were carefully paired with two smaller boughs so that the trio made a pleasing shape. These groupings were brought to the crimping table where a splash of Cedar foliage was added and then all was bound by strong wire with a hanging loop attached. The assembled swags were counted and neatly stacked to absorb moisture in the next few weeks. Work also began on prepping pine cones that will be added with a ribbon bow just before delivery.
Some of the holiday swags will be available for sale at a holiday bazaar on North Hill and the rest will be delivered just before Thanksgiving.
Photos courtesy Mitchell Heeb, Steve Heeb