The Grinch visits East Coast Garden Center

December 18, 2022

The grouchy, green Grinch greeted people of all ages Dec. 10, as the East Coast Garden Center near Millsboro transformed into Whoville. 

Joining the Mean One was Mayor Augustus Maywho and his would-be fiancee Martha May. Just like the 2000 film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey, Maywho has a keen eye for Martha and even proposed to her at noon inside the East Coast Garden Center greenhouses – she declined. This story has a happy ending, though, as the actors Mark Voelkel and Cindy Spencer are actually engaged in real life. 

There were plenty of activities for kids, including face painting, train displays, a coloring section, games and even a TV showing “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 

For adults, there were free hot dogs, as well as beer and wine for sale. For those still looking to spruce up their homes for the holiday season, a variety of greens, wreaths, poinsettias and decorations were available for sale. There were even a few live trees left for the procrastinators. 

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