Garden Club starts a new year | News

By Faye Gaston

The Chunnenuggee Garden Club began a New Year’s meeting on January 13, 2022 at the Eastside Baptist Church. President Marie Allen read Jeremiah 29:11 and led the recitation of a gardener’s prayer titled “Garden of Life.” She collected information from members for her report on the work done by the club in 2021.

This annual report is sent to “The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc.” for evaluation. Faye Gaston sent in her press kit articles published in the Union Springs Herald about the club in 2021.

The book was submitted to “The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc.” to judge small garden clubs in Alabama. Beth High, Chair of the Smokey Bear/Woodsey Owl Poster Contest for CSCS Students, presented the posters for judging.

Members judged the top three posters to submit for a subsequent in-state contest. Members have paid dues for the year 2022 to Treasurer Sadie Pugh.

Sharon Capps distributed the new 2022 yearbooks she designed and edited for 2022 with relevant information for work in 2022.

Officers were elected for 2022 based on the recommendations of the nominating committee as follows: President, Marie Allen; vice-president, Faye Gaston; secretary, Beth High; treasurer, Sadie Pugh; Historian, Sharon Capps; Reporter/Photographer, Faye Gaston; parliamentarian, Barbara Cox; Cheer Person, Barbara Cox, and Yearbook President, Sharon Capps. President Allen spearheaded plans for the first projects of the new year in February 2022 — a program for the annual Arbor Day celebration and decorating a window in downtown Union Springs for the annual field trial exhibitions for a competition sponsored by the Tourism Council. Joyce Perrin presented a program on “Historical Union Springs, Alabama”.

She gave each member a booklet she had published of photos and information about some of the 140 Victorian/pre-war homes in Union Springs and facts about Union Springs’ early history.

Ms. Perrin owns the Josephine Arts Center, which is also a museum of Union Springs and Bullock County history.

The meeting was adjourned with the sharing of funny anecdotes by Barbara Cox, Cheer Person. She was also the hostess and a social time was enjoyed with her refreshments. The host for the February meeting will be Kayren Pittman of Montgomery. The floral arrangements for judging at the February meeting will be a “Valentine’s Day design”.

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