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Cloudy Day

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I love an occasional rainy day in Oak Valley, with the wet pavers.

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Evening View from Protestant Church

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The Sandwich Board

I love finding little people and elements to make scenes more interesting.  Mr. Miller’s seasonal job.

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Holiday Street Fair

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The street fair has been fun, with residents coming in from around town. I love finding a place for unexpected characters, like Dr. Davis doctoring dolls and teddy bears.

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Grandma and Buddy

I love Preiser’s detail and quality, but am always open new activities that I can introduce to Oak Valley. The first physically challenged citizens are made by Woodland Scenics, and are already in the town. Meet Grandma and Buddy.

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The Balloon Seller

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I have a lot of new elements to add to Oak Valley this season. I am incorporating a few people with disabilities, and interesting personal stories.  The red popcorn wagon was my first kit years ago, and I’m not sure if my skills have improved!  However, in adding the balloon seller this season, it made the entire scene more colorful and lively. I brought the little boy on crutches into this scene.

 

The Suffragettes

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We are so immersed in the 2016 presidential election, I thought I would highlight the suffrage movement in the early 1900’s.  I used  a billboard from a 1915 photograph. In case you can’t read it, it says:

“We Demand an amendment to the United States Constitution Enfranchising Women.”

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Oak Valley is in 1912.  It would be another 8 years before women were allowed to vote.