By NewsLine Staff

Mandarin residents were pleasantly surprised when some long-awaited cool temperatures arrived to welcome October. To celebrate the season, once again Mandarin Community Club board member Brett Nolan, along with several volunteers from the board including Mark Waterman and Jose Gonzalez, rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to decorate the historic sites along Mandarin Road — Mandarin Community Club, the Mandarin Store and Post Office, the Mandarin Cemetery, the Church of Our Saviour and the Walter Jones Historical Park. Pumpkins, hay bales, mums and more have been provided through Mandarin Community Club funding and donations from local businesses.

“The Mandarin Community Club would like to thank Walmart, Standard Feed and Seed, Thompson ACE Hardware, Church of Our Saviour and the Mandarin Museum for their generosity and contributions,” said Susie Scott, president of the Mandarin Community Club. 

And when the season changes from fall to winter, those decorations do not go to waste. The pumpkins are donated to Jacksonville Zoo for the animals. (You really should see the elephants play with a pumpkin!) The hay bales are donated to the Church of Our Saviour for their live nativity. 

Photo courtesy Mandarin Community Club

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