Special to the Citizen
For years now, from January through November, you’ll find a group of hard-working talented Morgan County residents, all members of its Senior Center, hunkered in the center’s ceramics room, busily painting and firing hundreds of items for that year’s ceramics and craft sale. Most of their output is Christmassy in nature but, being so close to Athens, a lot of their designs end up Bulldog Red and Black with big Gs on them. They also make doll clothes, quilts, and home décor such as candlesticks. All this activity leads up to the annual Senior Center Ceramics & Crafts sale, held the weekend before Thanksgiving.
The highlight of the sale is the raffle drawing for a beautiful handmade lighted ceramic Christmas tree. With over 700 tickets sold, this year’s winner, Denise Peters of Madison, considers herself pretty lucky. These trees are a throwback tradition and are becoming valuable collector’s items. The Senior Center congratulates Ms. Peters for winning this year’s prize. Mary Nunn, Senior Center director, extends her thanks and appreciation to everybody who shopped at this year’s very successful event as over $6,000 was raised to help support 2020 activities at the Senior Center.
If you are still interested in one of their lighted trees or other Christmas decorations or gifts you can visit the Senior Center during the week or you can shop at Markets on Main in Rutledge where they will also be on display for sale. The Senior Center is on South Main across from the old hospital.