Area students design ornaments for display at Governor’s Mansion

Pepperell High School student Morgan Davis, 15, holds her hand-painted replica of the Floyd County Historic Courthouse that will be displayed at the Governor’s Mansion during this Christmas season. (Photo contributed by Erin Elrod)

Each year the first lady of Georgia chooses a theme for the Christmas décor at the Governor’s Mansion.

The goal is for each one of Georgia’s 159 counties to have an ornament hanging in the Governor’s Mansion during the Christmas tours. This 2017 Christmas season she asked each county to send an ornament highlighting its county’s historical courthouse. She also asked for an ornament from a child.

Information was sent to all area high schools requesting a submission of the historical courthouse. Area fourth-grade students were invited to create an ornament for submission.

Congratulations to Morgan Davis, 15, of Pepperell High School, for her hand-painted replica of the Floyd County Historic Courthouse. Congratulations also to the following fourth-graders: Brinzlee Painter, of Armuchee Elementary, Andrew Neal, of East Central Elementary, and Sam Ross, of Pepperell Elementary.

Special thanks to all who participated. Remaining ornaments will decorate trees in Floyd County government offices and will be on display to the public.