Years ago, local fiber artist Gail Perrone read an article about the opportunity to volunteer as an interior decorator at the White House during the holiday season. “I kept it in the back of my mind until the time was right,” explains Perrone, who, after applying for the first time this year, was selected to join about 100 performers from 50 states who have won the White House. will decorate with Christmas decorations. .
“The online application warns that there are many people applying. No grades are given, but I felt like I was filling out a college application for a top school with stiff competition.