Local students do their part to decorate governor’s residence

Youngsville Elementary Middle School kindergartners (left) Charlotte Yates and Jaycen Hornstrom work on their ornaments for the children’s tree at the governor’s residence.

Warren County School District students will be providing the sparkle for a Christmas tree at the governor’s residence this holiday season.

The governor’s office chose the district in October and notified local officials that they would need 800 ornaments with a theme of ‘sparkle’ no later than Monday, Nov. 27.

Students throughout the district have worked on projects mostly in art classes, but in exploratory classes, and whenever appropriate.

They worked with everything from construction paper to ceramics.

The ornaments will be shipped on Friday.

Supervisor of Secondary Education Eric Mineweaser said the district expects to send more than 900.

“We have well over the necessary 800 ornaments required so the governor’s staff can work with many different age groups and styles of ornaments to decorate the tree,” Mineweaser said. “The entire Christmas tree will be decorated with ornaments from Warren County School District.”

The governor’s residence along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg is open for self-guided tours without reservations on between noon and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, and 13.