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Dawes readies for holiday season



JACKSONTOWN– Inclement weather delayed Dawes Arboretum’s decoration of the Daweswood House Museum for the arboretum’s Dec. 2 luminary tour, but Dawes Public Relations Director Laura Appleman said Dawes personnel worked together to have the museum ready on time. “ It’s just a nice way to kick off the holiday season,” she said. Dawes personnel were decorating the Daweswood museum with wreathes and Christmas trees and posting spotlights on trees along the luminary route.

The Dawes Arboretum presents an evening of illumination with 1,500 candle luminaries lining the North End Auto Tour. Appleman encourages people to stop by the Visitors Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat, and some activities for the whole family. Appleman reminded visitors to bring a non– perishable food or monetary donation for the Licking County Food Pantry. During the tour, there will be a limited number of poinsettias for sale in the gift shop. Appleman said they make great decorations or gifts, and members receive a discount. Four-inch poinsettias will cost $5, six-inch will cost $10 each, and they will be available in pink and red shades, marbled, and white. The gift shop will also have plenty of stocking stuffers featuring locally created products. “There are a lot of Ohio artisans” whose work is for sale at the shop, said Appleman. “Shop locally.” For more information visit



Note: While this edition of The Beacon is dated for Dec. 3, it is available on stands and online beginning Dec. 1.





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