A Day In The Life


Christmas and Candlelight
December 17, 2008, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Life in the South, Seasons, Travel

Each year on the first Saturday in December I travel to Historic Washington State Park for Christmas and Candlelight.  Old Washington served as the Capitol of the Confederate Government of Arkansas for a brief period and is located between Nashville and Hope in southern Arkansas.

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Every sidewalk, driveway and street is lined with luminaires. The Methodist Church was built in 1861.

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A hand-made wreath adorns almost every window in every building, over three hundred wreathes in all.

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The court house, built in 1874, serves as the visitor center.

 

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The Crouch House (1856)

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Smilax decorates every picket fence.

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Choirs and instrumentalists perform in the churches and outside the Williams Tavern Restaurant.

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At dusk, hordes of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts light the tiny candles in every luminaire.

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And the magic of Christmas illuminates the hearts of those fortunate enough to visit Historic Washington.

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3 Comments so far
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it looks lovely.
When Karmyn was born – the roof of the hospital was adorned with luminarios. My first exposure to the decoration –

Comment by Pamela

It looks beautiful.

There is a neighborhood in our area that decorates with luminaries every year, but I missed it this year.

I like the snow on you blog!

Comment by Beckie

How beautiful… I love the very non-commercial simple beauty it displays!

Comment by Devon




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