By LEE WARD

The Daily IndependenT

ASHLAND The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is decked out in its holiday finest and ready for visitors.

The annual Christmas Open House will be from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, with free admission during that time.

Members of Boyd County Homemakers spent nearly a week decorating Christmas trees of varying themes, as well as decorating the main floor with wreaths, a figurine collection and other signs of the season.

Hillendale Homemakers created a “School Days” tree: Ornaments consist of items found in a primary classroom, including pencils, and scissors, all of which will be donated to Eugenia Wilson’s class at Fairview Elementary School once the holidays are over.

Also displayed with the tree are maps, an old-fashioned classroom desk and rules of behavior expected in a classroom.

Other participating homemakers groups include Sunshine, Trace, Hilltop, Ponderosa, Country Cooks and Summit.

Live music on a hammered dulcimer, cookies, beverages and gingerbread houses will be included. The homemakers will provide refreshments.

The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 329-88898.

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