Mt. Vernon Garden Club

Mt. VERNON Garden Club



OFFICERS for 2002-2003:

    President: Nan Miller

    Vice President and Program Chairman: Jan Halliwell

    Secretary: Mary Hayes

    Treasurer: Mary Maher

    About Our Garden Club: Mt. Vernonís present Garden Club is in its eighth year. It has grown from an initial starting group of about 17 members to this yearís 131 membership. The membership is, of course, open to all residents and we currently have several men who are very active members.

    The original and still primary goal of the Club is to select and fund the plantings for the entries to Mt. Vernon. Over the past several years additional projects such as beautifying the Clubhouse entry, the swimming pool, the gazebo and adding to the relandscaping of Independence Drive areas. In addition, a Memorial Fund has been established through Memorial Card donations and special plantings made to honor deceased friends and relatives.

    April will be a busy month for Garden Clubbers.

    April 9 - 9:30 a.m.- Memorial Dedication Service following Dunkers The service was held in the area adjacent to the lakeside of the Clubhouse. Family members of those being honored have been sent invitations. This year a Desert Cassia has been planted near last yearís Memorial Bismarck palm. This is a flowering small tree that develops an umbrella shape covered with yellow blossoms for at least six months during the winter season. A second area at the corner of Independence Drive and Mt. Vernon has also been designated as a Memorial area. Plants selected for this site are an orange Jatropha a year-round bloomer, flanked by Starburst shrubs and a Trellis background planted with climbing Tropical Wisteria and Bleeding Heart in front of trellis.

    (See Photos on next page for some of the activities) April 10 - 12 noon - Annual Spring Luncheon A light luncheon of Quiche, fruit, salad and dessert will be served in the Clubhouse. Our speaker for the day will be Elizabeth Waterston, one of Mt. Vernonís own who has just published a new book. At this annual event the officers for 2002-03 will be introduced. They are President, Nan Miller; Vice-President and Program Chairman, Jan Halliwell, Secretary, Mary Hayes and Treasurer, Mary Maher.

    April 18 - Dunkers The Garden Club will sponsor Dunkers on this date furnishing coffee and rolls as their way of saying "thank you" for all the support received during the year.

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