Chester Arts Club prepares Christmas planters

Marlene Flemming Murray (from left), Janet Geible, Mary Ann Wright, and Willie Balt display one of the decorated planters along Carolina Avenue in Chester. (Submitted photo)

CHESTER — Willie Balt, chair of The Chester Arts Club Community Improvement Committee, organized the ladies to decorate the planters along Carolina Avenue in Chester for the Christmas season.

Velma Jackson, local artist and member, has maintained the wooden snowmen heads. Pine boughs and Christmas ornaments were added to complete the beautiful appearance and addition for our Hometown Christmas celebration.

Chester Arts Club members maintain the planters throughout the year, adding flowers and decorations as the seasons progress.

The ladies also have a fundraiser raffle of over $435 of gift cards to contribute money to local charities including but not limited to FISH, Comfort House, Never Alone, WV Veterans’ Home, Red Cross Blood Drive, and Shop With a Cop.

The Arts Club is accepting names for new members by calling Treasurer Mary Ann Wright at 304-387-1571.