Local youth making Christmas ornaments at the Fernie Museum on Dec. 5.

Youth craft ornaments at the Fernie museum

The Fernie and District Historical Society held an ornament-making day last Saturday.

The Fernie and District Historical Society held an ornament-making day last Saturday. Youth used pasta and noodles to create ornaments and paper doilies to craft angels. This is the first year the event was held and the participation and feedback was positive

“About 25 people came, 20 were kids. Mostly making wreaths from macaroni and noodles and snowflakes,” said Lori Bradish, Program Coordinator for the Fernie and District Historical Society. “Depending on what they wanted, some kids were just gluing things onto doilies randomly, there was one that was doilies covered in macaroni with googley eyes that were glued on it. That was my particular favourite.”

In the giving spirit, some of the children contributed to the museums Christmas tree.

“Two of our participants donated angels to the museum, which was nice. We didn’t have a tree topper before, but now we do,” said Bradish.

When asked about making this an annual event Bradish responded, “There were people here, they had a good time.  There are sparkles in every crevice of the floor now. There is glitter in the museum that will be here for next Christmas. And we have lots of macaronis left so we will probably do it next year.”

She adds that Ron Ulrich, the director-curator of the museum is looking to increase community participation at the museum through events like the one they held over the weekend.

“Ron would like to have more community involvement in the museum and is interested in having more family events at the museum so we can have more kids in.  Especially locals, because sometimes you live in a community and you don’t go to all the places the town is famous for,” said Bradish.

 

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