Wreathmaking Time in Washington County
By early afternoon, Tenney, who has been known to pick 1,500 pounds of brush in a day, has a full load, which he’ll haul 15 miles east and north to the brand-new 75,000-square-foot Whitney Wreath plant, employing some 700 seasonal workers, on the Whitneyville/Machias line. “A lot of people around here use wreath money to have Christmas,” Tenney says as he secures his load. He’d like to stay and chat, he adds, but he has to keep moving. The factory needs the brush, and he needs the money. It’s wreathmaking time in Washington County.
RESOURCES: Selected Maine wreath company Web sites
SLIDE SHOW: Maine Wreathmakers