December 1, 2019 | Happy Holidays at the Fountain at The Circle!

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Friends and neighbors:

The annual decorations adorning the Fountain at The Circle are up and will be lighted nightly through early January.

Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who braved the bracing weather on Saturday morning, Nov. 30, to attach the lighted evergreen swags to the perimeter of the fountain island, just beating the rain. They also did a thorough raking and sweeping of The Circle, sprucing it up too.

The grizzly bear cubs are also in their seasonal finery, evergreen wreaths with bows fashioned by crafty volunteers around their necks and colorful kippots atop their heads. (A thank-you to Flowerland Nursery and neighbor Carla Silvey for providing the evergreen and holly branches for the cubs’ wreaths.) The fountain maintenance crew got an assist from a pair of young neighbors in dressing up the cubs.

For the first time this year, at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 1, a small group of Circle neighbors, including volunteers and donors, held a ceremonial “first lighting” of the decorations, an event that was hindered but not undone by the uncertain weather.

Friends of the Fountain and Walk is delighted to bring this holiday tradition to the Berkeley community each year. We hope you enjoy it each time you pass — safely and carefully — through The Circle these next few weeks.

And as you consider your year-end nonprofit donations, please keep FOFW in mind. Your support helps keep the fountain flowing and Fountain Walk in bloom. You can donate securely on our website here.

Happy holidays from all of us at FOFW!

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