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Library displays donated Christmas scenes

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer

The display of Christmas scenes created by the late Earl Smiddy. (Photo/Sue Wambolt)

Southborough – Approximately 40 years ago, the Southborough Library was given a collection of Christmas scenes created by the late Earl Smiddy, of Southborough. The scenes were meant to reflect the spirit of the holiday, complete with a detailed manger scene, Santa on a sleigh with his eight reindeer, and a choir of angels singing. The display includes a scene showing Santa's arrival via helicopter, meant to represent the scene played out each December as part of Kindergroup's Santa Day celebration.

Earl created the scenes for his children and their children. When his children had grown and moved away, he donated the scenes to the library for the children of Southborough to enjoy. According to Children's Librarian Kim Ivers, the children delight in the figurines, often pushing their faces up against the glass to get a better look.

Earl's wife, Agnes, came to the library each year after his passing in 1982 to see the display. Other family members also come to visit. Earl is buried in Rural Cemetery.

Visitors are welcome to visit the display at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., any time during library hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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