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Holiday Tables offers decorating ideas, helps community
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The Great Bend Beautification Committees Holiday Tables Spectacular will feature a drawing for a one-of-a-kind Santa Claus sculpture created by artist Loretta Miller. The event takes place today at Rosewood Galleries. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

The table decorators and their themes are as follows: 
1. Linda Mccaffery – Will You Marry Me?
2. Dana Allison – In Bloom
3. Dana Allison – Fall Frost (Teen Table)
4. Amy Hofeling,  Annie Sullivan and Kim Kummer – Autumn In Paris
5. Wendy Litzenberger – Cowboy Christmas
6. Debbie Jones – Eat, Drink & Be Merry
7. Kim Vink – Sultry Evening
8. Linda Dougherty – Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Child’s Table)
9. Lisa Hayes – Frosty
10. Kustom Floor Design – Feliz Navidad
11. Cornerstone Interiors – Old St. Nick
12. Marilyn and Bob Loss – Christmas In Red
13. Maribeth Miller – A Poinsettia Christmas At Home
14. Maribeth Miller – A Rosy Tea For Two


If you want to attend:
 Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee Holiday Table Spectacular fund raiser from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at Rosewood Galleries, 1607 Main. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

This marks the seventh year for the Great Bend Beautification Committee’s Holiday Tables Spectacular fund-raiser, an event offering seasonal party planners ideas on how to decorate, while at the same time, earning money to improve the community.
The annual attraction is set for 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at Rosewood Gallery, 1607 Main.
Set up will be 14 tables with different themes to give people suggestions for decorating their own tables for special occasions. The display will include tables of various sizes.
“This is a great event,” said Judy Reed, committee member. “It gets us in the mood for the holidays, offers ideas and allows you to give back to our town.”
In addition, this year there will be a drawing for a one-of-a-kind Santa Claus sculpture created by artist Loretta Miller.
Funds raised this year will be used to continue landscaping efforts at the Great Bend Public Library, Reed said. Last year, the committee helped purchase the statues outside the library and now members want to work on the lawn and flower beds.
If possible, they may move to landscaping efforts at the Great Bend Post Office. They will also continue their existing projects, such as the downtown planters.
Reed said the committee draws ideas for its projects from the community and welcomes suggestions.
The Great Bend Beautification Committee is part of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Past committee efforts have included the Broadway Islands, self-watering flower pots for Main Street, painting and landscaping at the Great Bend Municipal Airport, work on the flower beds at the library and Veterans Memorial Park, thank-you cards sent to people with outstanding flower gardens and the regularly given Beautification Award that goes to local businesses.