BUCKHANNON — “Silver and gold, silver and gold means so much more when I see silver and gold decorations on every Christmas tree,” go the lyrics to the classic Christmas carol, “Silver and Gold” famously sung by Burl Ives and featured in the original “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” movie.
County residents can most certainly see silver and gold decorations — as well as red and green ornaments — adorning the Christmas tree in front of the Upshur County Courthouse now, thanks to the Fred Brooks Garden Club.
Per their annual tradition, on Thursday morning, the club decked out the tree, which they said was graciously donated by French Creek Christmas Trees.
Although club members decided to stick with the classics this Christmas — red, green, silver and gold ornaments — they may mix it up next year, Patty McComas, president of the club, said.
“Next year, we’re thinking something along the lines of snowflakes of poinsettias,” she said. “We want to especially thank Ron and Tillie Fowler of French Creek Christmas Trees for donating the tree.”