Week 34 – Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Today we gathered at the Samaritan House in Denver to decorate their tables for Thanksgiving.  The Samaritan House is a non-profit organization that helps the homeless.  They help about 320 people daily.  Residents receive a bed, food, clothing and various services on site, including case management, medical care, and referrals for employment, social service assistance and educational opportunities.  They feed people daily and today for Thanksgiving was no different.  There were volunteers busy cleaning up breakfast, wiping down the tables, sweeping, peeling potatoes and carrots and getting ready for a big holiday today.

Today we cut the tops off pumpkins and inserted potted plants to decorate the tables.  We broadcast at 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 8:30 am.  By 8:30 we had full crew and we also had some children that helped us today.

Easy and simple.  Other ideas are find a bowl and fill it with some fruit and gourds.  Take some cut flowers of your choosing and cut the stems to about 2-3 inches.  Fill the bowl with water to the rim.  Arrange the cut flowers around the fruit and gourds.  If the fruit is in the water 2-3 days you can still eat it.

If you use the pumpkins and gourds you can give the squirrels a treat and let them have the seeds and pumpkin tops.  After you’re finished with the decorations you can let the squirrels enjoy the pumpkins.

The tables were not yet ready to be decorated so we  left the centerpieces on a cart to be used by the staff and volunteers.  We hope the decorations will add a bright spot to the holiday today and bring some recognition to the Samaritan House, a great organization helping the needy in Denver.

So far, so fun!!

Yesterday’s segment is not posted yet but if you go to this link you can see how to make the fruit/cut flower arrangement.  As soon as the new segment is posted I’ll update the blog:  http://search.9news.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=rob+proctor

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About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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