- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Woodbridge man has carved a wooden ornament for the Christmas tree in the Executive Mansion in Virginia’s state capital.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1OFovZq ) reports the governor’s official residence worked with the Virginia Association of Counties and the Virginia Municipal League this year to solicit handmade ornaments from each of the state’s 95 counties, 38 cities and 191 towns. All of the creations were based on the theme “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities.”

Prince William County officials chose 88-year-old Frank Chergosky, a member of the woodcarving group at the Woodbridge Senior Center, to make an ornament.

Chergosky spent three weeks creating a 5-inch square relief carving of Prince William’s official flower, the Virginia bluebell.

He says he might travel to Richmond to see his ornament hanging on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s tree.


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