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Garden club and McDowell House to have annual Green Tea, virtually

By Sandy Reigleman

Garden Club of Danville

The Garden Club of Danville and the Ephraim McDowell House Museum invite the community to a virtual Green Tea Holiday Open House at the historic McDowell House on Second Street in Danville.

Even thought the Green Tea is virtual this year, it will still be a fundraising event to support The Salvation Army and the Family Services Association of Boyle County.

Garden Club members always make the wreaths for the front of the McDowell House every year before the Green Tea. (Photo submitted)

For decades, the Garden Club of Danville has decorated the McDowell House for the holidays the first week in December with arrangements that are appropriate to the early 19th-century period of the home. And the public has been invited to tour the home and to enjoy the Green Tea refreshments.

However, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club will present a virtual tour highlighting some of the period arrangements and decorated mantels.

The tour will be hosted by Martha Caywood, president of the Garden Club of Danville.

You may visit the tour from Dec. 4 – 31 at: www.facebook.com/gardenclubofdanvilleky, or   www.mcdowellhouse.com

To donate to the Green Tea for support of The Salvation Army and Family Services Association, you many mail checks to The Garden Club of Danville, P.O. Box 1762, Danville, KY  40423.

A mantel decorated with a simple fresh greenery and oranges is just of of several ways the McDowell House museum has been dressed up for the Garden Club of Danville’s annual Green Tea fundraising event. This year, however, the Green Tea will take place virtually during December. (Photo submitted)

A mantel decorated with a simple fresh greenery and fruit is just of of several ways the McDowell House museum has been dressed up for the Garden Club of Danville’s annual Green Tea fundraising event. This year, however, the Green Tea will take place virtually during December. (Photo submitted)