Community Makes Dixon House Holiday Celebration Special


Again this year, the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and local residents Jackie Dianich, Joy Frost, and Marcia Kirby, brought holiday joy to the residents of Dixon House in Easton, MD.

For the last five years, the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore has created arrangements of greens and flowers to be placed throughout the Dixon House during the holidays. This year, the group made 16 arrangements and Dixon House residents helped to decorate some of them.

According to Posey Boicourt of Trappe, a member of the group, the holiday arrangements has become one of the club’s most popular events. Members participate by bringing greens from their gardens and creating the arrangements. Boicourt comments, “It takes people out of themselves when they can help others this time of year.”

Another special tradition at Dixon House during the holidays is the Advent service provided by local residents Jackie Dianich, Joy Frost, and Marcia Kirby during the four weeks preceding Christmas. Dianich started the service over 12 years ago and Dixon House residents look forward to the group’s weekly lessons, singing, and the lighting of the Advent wreath. Dianich adds, “I have always enjoyed talking with residents of Dixon House. We get as much out of it as anyone!”

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