Glove and Trowel Garden Club-May meeting

The Glove and Trowel Garden Club met on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. at Lockemy Courtyard, 116 North MacArthur Avenue, with Ivy Pope as hostess. As President, she called the meeting to order and recognized birthdays. Roll call by Rosemary Bethea, Secretary, was answered by 12 members with their favorite program of the year.
A Kousa Dogwood Tree has been planted at the Dunbar Memorial Library in memory of Emma Leah Lucius.
The Carolina Fence Garden at the I-95 S.C. Welcome Center was cleaned by Rosemary Bethea, Julia A. McLaurin, Natalie Wallace, Fay Sloan, and Ivy Pope. Members were thanked for a job well done on the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker Dedication held at the City of Dillon Wellness Center on April 16th with special thanks to the Blue Star committee: Rosemary Bethea, Linda Dutton, Julia A. McLaurin, and Fay Sloan.
Thank you notes with congratulations on an outstanding program were read from GCSC Officers. A Certificate of Appreciation was received on behalf of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and NGC President, Renee D. Blaschke stating: “Honoring our Veterans the members of The Glove & Trowel Garden Club are thanked and commended for honoring our country’s men and women who bravely offer their lives for the preservation of our nation’s freedoms.” Donations are being given to Camp Wildwood, and for Marian Carr’s Girl Scout Gold Award project- the planting of a tree at Dillon Christian School Members were reminded to run in by May 31 their KDCB Reports for the Great American Clean UP March 1- May 31, 2010.
Betty Sue Gibbons and Ivy Pope will place a flower arrangement at Dunbar Library in observance of National Garden Week June 6-12. Recent plantings include: Forty daylilies at our Arboretum on Railroad Avenue, yellow lantana around the Fountain near the depot area, and red/yellow lantana in the planters at the depot. Suzanne Lewis reported the planting of lantana at our Roadside Project on Hwy. 9 East, and fresh straw for the beds.
Ivy Pope and Natalie Wallace attended the GCSC State Meeting in Columbia on April 29th. Our Garden Club won Honorable Mention in the State for our PUBLICITY PRESS BOOK prepared by Fay Sloan, Historian.
Linda Dutton and Suzanne Lewis will read the book “Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug” to first grade classes at East Elementary and Stewart Heights as part of our Conservation program. A program and hostess sign up sheet for next year was passed around by President Ivy.
Suzanne Lewis’ arrangement of the month consisting of driftwood, fern, and gerber daisies in a container made by her husband was entitled ‘BEGINNING OF SUMMER”. The door prize, a SAR 2010 apron, was won by Suzanne Lewis.
Our program was a plant exchange among members with each member sharing a garden secret.
Meeting was adjourned until September 8, 2010.

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