Evelyn Olsen, 6, visits with Santa Claus at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Dec. 14, 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Alberni Valley News)

Evelyn Olsen, 6, visits with Santa Claus at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Dec. 14, 2019. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Alberni Valley News)

Arrowvale Campground turns into wreath workshop for winter

Owners Bob and Ann Collins hosted record numbers this year

Arrowvale Farm and Campground has been a busy wreath-making workshop this holiday season.

Co-owner Ann Collins estimates her staff have prepared more than 200 wreaths for people to come and decorate this season.

Collins transforms the campground store into a wreath-making workshop, with boxes of greenery, baubles, trinkets, twinkling Christmas lights and ribbon. She and her staff also baked holiday goods this year for people who didn’t have time to make their own treats.

Santa Claus also stopped in to visit a few times, giving children an opportunity to whisper their Christmas wishes to him.



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Kelly Poirier makes a wreath at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Dec. 14, 2019. Farm co-owner Ann Collins has seen more than 200 people come to her wreath-making workshops this winter, which enabled her to keep seasonal workers employed through December. (SONJA DRINKWATER/Alberni Valley News)

Kelly Poirier makes a wreath at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Dec. 14, 2019. Farm co-owner Ann Collins has seen more than 200 people come to her wreath-making workshops this winter, which enabled her to keep seasonal workers employed through December. (SONJA DRINKWATER/Alberni Valley News)