Lunenburg County Christmas Ornament On the Way to Governor’s Mansion

   Written by on October 27, 2016 at 10:55 am

lunenburg-county-christmas-1 lunenburg-county-christmas-2VICTORIA – The Lunenburg County Historical Society and the County sponsored a contest to select a custom made Christmas ornament to be displayed on the Holiday Tree at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond.  The winner of the contest was Linda Clark of Victoria. The ornament pictured above is a 4- inch clear ball with an original painting of the Courthouse in December.  The snow scene is accentuated with holly and red ribbon and glistening sparkles covering the ball. Ms. Clark added four charms to the piece to further represent the County of Lunenburg: a white cutout in the shape of the County, a red caboose, a green tobacco leaf, and a Central Charger football.

Ms. Clark is a well-known local artist and said that in her design she wanted to highlight items that were specific to Lunenburg and each of the towns.

The runner-up ornament, made by Kathy Watson of Victoria, is more historical in nature.  Ms. Watson selected a six-inch grapevine wreath covered in plaid Christmas ribbon.  On this ribbon is displayed a cameo style profile silhouette of Sallie May Dooley, a Lunenburg resident in the mid 1800’s, who, with her husband, founded Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia.  The wreath is completed with holly berries and leaves and a ribbon for hanging.

The sponsors of the contest would like to thank all the participants for their time and energy in designing and constructing these wonderful representations of Lunenburg County.

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