Halifax County represented on the Executive Christmas Tree in Richmond
Local artist, Susan Wilkinson (right) presents Cathy Cole, Co-Chairman of Parsons-Bruce Art Association, with an original, handcrafted ornament that will hang on the Christmas tree at the Executive Mansion in Richmond this holiday season.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association was asked by Doug Bowman, Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, to assist the county in finding an artist to create an ornament to represent Halifax County on the 2015 Executive Christmas tree entitled “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities.”
The ornament is a real egg laid by a chicken hatched in a Halifax County Public Schools classroom as part of a 4-H project. The egg was donated to Wilkinson by Pam Alderson, Co-Chairman of Parsons-Bruce Art Association and owner of the chicken.
Wilkinson decorated the egg with an ancient wax-resist method of egg dying still used in the Ukraine known as Pysanka, which comes from the Ukrainian word meaning “to write.”
December at the Executive Mansion is a special time where thousands of visitors come to see Virginia’s historic “First House” decked out in holiday décor. This year among the beautifully handcrafted ornaments from some of Virginia’s 95 counties, 38 cities and 191 towns, Halifax County will be proudly represented by this beautiful and unique ornament.
The Prizery's Festival of the Trees is November 20th and 21st