Wreath-making tradition continues at the Waverly Community House


By Elizabeth Baumeister - [email protected]



Making wreathes during a workshop at the Waverly Community House are, from left, Ellen Morrissey, of Forty Fort; Pat Langan, of Scranton; and Abby Peck, of Waverly, workshop instructor.


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Erika Adams, of Clarks Green, displays a wreath she made during a workshop at the Comm.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

Barb Menichetti, of Peckville, bunches branches together, wrapping them with wire around a metal frame to create a wreath at the Comm workshop.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

Helen Latwinski, of Lenox, trims branches and tosses the pieces in a pile to be bunched together and made into a wreath during a workshop at the Comm.


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Margie Bowen, left, of Dalton and Linda Flannery, of Clarks Summit, work on their wreathes at the Waverly Community House’s wreath making workshop Friday, Dec. 4.


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    WAVERLY — The smell of evergreen and the sounds of lively chatter filled the room as guests clipped, trimmed, bunched and tied branches together to create decorative wreathes at the Waverly Community House (Comm). The annual Wreath Making Workshop was hosted Dec. 4 by Abby Peck, of Waverly, whose mother Rosamond Peck and grandmother Mary Reifsnyder began the tradition. Although she couldn’t say exactly when the workshop was conceived, Peck said it goes at least as far back as the 1950s. Crafters were asked to make at least one wreath with which to decorate the exterior of the Comm and another to take home.

    Making wreathes during a workshop at the Waverly Community House are, from left, Ellen Morrissey, of Forty Fort; Pat Langan, of Scranton; and Abby Peck, of Waverly, workshop instructor.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-Comm-Wreathes-1.jpgMaking wreathes during a workshop at the Waverly Community House are, from left, Ellen Morrissey, of Forty Fort; Pat Langan, of Scranton; and Abby Peck, of Waverly, workshop instructor. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

    Erika Adams, of Clarks Green, displays a wreath she made during a workshop at the Comm.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-Comm-Wreathes-2.jpgErika Adams, of Clarks Green, displays a wreath she made during a workshop at the Comm. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

    Barb Menichetti, of Peckville, bunches branches together, wrapping them with wire around a metal frame to create a wreath at the Comm workshop.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-Comm-Wreathes-3.jpgBarb Menichetti, of Peckville, bunches branches together, wrapping them with wire around a metal frame to create a wreath at the Comm workshop. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

    Helen Latwinski, of Lenox, trims branches and tosses the pieces in a pile to be bunched together and made into a wreath during a workshop at the Comm.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-Comm-Wreathes-4.jpgHelen Latwinski, of Lenox, trims branches and tosses the pieces in a pile to be bunched together and made into a wreath during a workshop at the Comm. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

    Margie Bowen, left, of Dalton and Linda Flannery, of Clarks Summit, work on their wreathes at the Waverly Community House’s wreath making workshop Friday, Dec. 4.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_ABJ-Comm-Wreathes-5.jpgMargie Bowen, left, of Dalton and Linda Flannery, of Clarks Summit, work on their wreathes at the Waverly Community House’s wreath making workshop Friday, Dec. 4. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abingotn Journal

    By Elizabeth Baumeister

    [email protected]

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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