Organizing the first Wreaths Across America celebration in Quarryville was a learning experience, Kristi Sprout said last week.
And the lessons were positive.
"One good thing I learned is that people pulled it through when they needed to. The community really got behind this," she said. "At the last minute, there were things that we needed and we didn't plan for and people stepped up and made it happen."
There was hot coffee, but the donuts didn't make it Saturday morning. Nor did a few volunteers who couldn't get out of their icy driveways.
But about 20 people braved slippery roads to place wreaths on more than half a hundred veterans' graves at the Mt. Eden Lutheran Cemetery early Saturday afternoon, December 17.