Honoring military

Couple decorates courthouse ahead of parade, festival

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Sandy Knapik, top, places greens and bells atop the front doors Wednesday, at the Historic Courthouse in Lewistown while her husband, Dennis, holds the ladder. The Knapiks were asked to decorate the courthouse with an Americana holiday theme for the Veterans Day parade today and for the Festival of Ice in December since this year’s theme is ‘Honoring our Military.’

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Sandy Knapik, top, places greens and bells atop the front doors Wednesday, at the Historic Courthouse in Lewistown while her husband, Dennis, holds the ladder. The Knapiks were asked to decorate the courthouse with an Americana holiday theme for the Veterans Day parade today and for the Festival of Ice in December since this year’s theme is ‘Honoring our Military.’

LEWISTOWN — Downtown Lewistown has been decorated in a star-spangled manner.

Sandy Knapik and her husband, Dennis, were asked to decorate the historic Mifflin County courthouse with an Americana holiday theme for the Veterans Day parade today and for the Festival of Ice in December. The theme of this year’s festival is “Honoring Our Military.”

Sandy, who is well known for the wreaths she makes at Honey Creek Inn and for winning the Parade of Wreaths contest each year she enters, has been working for months with Dennis to create the patriotic and holiday decorations.

Most of the decorations come from Sandy’s personal collection she has accumulated over the years and the rest Dennis made.

“We hope this touches a lot of veterans and guys in service now,” Sandy said. “I want to support the veterans in some way because I have lots of family members in the service.”

The public may tour the Historic Courthouse to enjoy the vintage-themed decorations.

The Veterans Day parade is 6:30 p.m. today in downtown Lewistown. The Festival of Ice is Dec. 1 and 2.

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