Seedling Garden Club holds first meeting of club year

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The Seedling Garden Club held its first meeting of the club year on Monday, September 14, at First Methodist Church in Swainsboro.

President Lucille Braswell welcomed all the members who gathered in the church social hall. She proudly announced that the Seedling Garden Club’s flower show that was held in April 2019 recently won a first place National Garden Club award. This flower show was a Pine Tree Festival event that was held at the Fulford Center on the East Georgia State College campus.

Seedling Garden Club members were thanked for their many hours of hard work to make the flower show a success. The flower show was held in cooperation with the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club and with the assistance of the Glad Garden Club. Braswell was the chairman and Cheryl Goodman was the co-chairman of the flower show. Oleander District Director Diana Malone has volunteered to be the chairman of the 2021 flower show.

President Braswell gave an overview of upcoming programs and events for this next year. She mentioned that the club’s annual auction will be held in October. Most of the other meetings this year will be field trips to locations in Emanuel County.

The minutes of the June 2020 meeting and the financial reports were approved as read. Several other projects, including the rededication of the Blue Star Marker in downtown Swainsboro, were also discussed.

Director Malone mentioned that the garden clubs in this area need to start planning for next year’s Oleander District meeting. She encouraged all members to purchase the Oleander District cookbook that would soon be printed with more than 100 recipes provided by members from various garden clubs in Georgia.

Before adjourning the meeting, President Braswell thanked Paula Karrh, Susan Morris, and Sue Stockholm who served as hostesses for the evening.

The Seedling Garden Club plans to actively participate in community projects this year. Get in touch with a current member of the garden club if you are interested in becoming a new member.

Seedling Garden Club is a member of National Garden Clubs, Deep South Region, The Garden Club of Georgia Inc., and Oleander District.

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