Holiday garland brigade readied

The Main Street Christmas Festival Committee is getting ready to launch the holiday season in Bowie with the “Hanging of the Green” on Nov. 12.
During this annual event, volunteers decorate all 92 lamp posts in the downtown area with lighted Christmas wreaths and garland. Several community organizations as well as students from Bowie schools take part.
Main Street Bowie welcomes everyone to participate in Hanging of the Green to get ready for the holidays. Volunteers meet at the City of Bowie Auditorium at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12.
There will be a brief demonstration of how to hang the garland plus instructional sheets and supplies. However, stepstools are appreciated. If you have one, then bring it.
Students and groups looking for community service credit can find it with Main Street Bowie. To participate, call Shannon Skiles at Main Street Bowie, 872-6246 or email her at: