By Lia Sestric
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Park Circle Friday afternoon.
Inside the Felix C. Davis Community Center, a very unique holiday project was underway. Local artist Arianne King Comer shared her craft of making Christmas ornaments with students, veterans and senior citizens.
"Everyone is so excited to be a part of something that's going to the White House," she said.
Each year, the National Park Foundation selects local artists from every state to make ornaments that will grace the National Christmas Tree.
"I'm happy to participate to have my ornament on the national tree," one student from Greg Mathis Charter School said.
Every ornament shared the same theme, one that is familiar to anyone in Charleston.
"Since we have a partnership with Phillip Simmons Foundation we thought that we would honor the man to represent the state and do the symbols based on his gates," Comer said.
Many of the ornaments were adorned with the fish, palmetto trees and hearts that can be seen in his work throughout Charleston
Twenty-four ornaments from Park Circle will head to Washington for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6.