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Frostburg House & Garden Club Decorates Main Street Lampposts

November 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Christmas is arriving in Allegany County as The House and Garden Club of Frostburg is helping to make Main Street festive for the holiday season

In 1996, the club purchased 16 metal hayrack baskets from a company in England to brighten up Main Street lampposts. Members, merchants and other interested volunteers’ plant and maintain what now totals 58 lamppost flower baskets on Main, Center and Broadway in Frostburg plus 6 baskets at the WMSR Depot.

The baskets are rarely empty. By the weekend before Thanksgiving, volunteers will fill them with pine and lights. Team leaders add bows when the baskets are completed. The majority of the baskets are maintained by members of the club but interested members of the community also take on the responsibility.

Truckloads of Pine are donated by several local companies including Wayne and Gwen Blocker at Earth and Tree, JP Andrick at Andrick Tree Farm and Dr. Tim Stewart in Romney. The club purchases 2 boxes of lights and 2 bows for each basket. Funding comes from a portion of the Frostburg hotel/motel tax revenue and donations through Foundation for Frostburg.

Donations to the project can be made through the Foundation for Frostburg at P.O. Box 765, Frostburg, MD 21532. Download a form at and indicate House and Garden Club of Frostburg.

The Holiday lamppost wreath project has a separate fund and contributions can be made on the same form.