May 23, 2014
Marian Honeycutt was hostess to the Just-A-Mere Garden Club for a dinner meeting on May 6 at Baptist Chapel Church Fellowship Hall.
The serving table was covered in white linens and decorated with a bird cage filled with irises and roses in various colors. An obelisk and china tea pots were placed around the centerpiece.
Catherine Gilmore spoke on “April Showers Bring May Flowers” for the devotion. She acknowledged God’s goodness in blessing us with seasons through the year and with beauty all around us. Flowers and plants require nurturing to maximize their potential, just like children do. Mrs. Honeycutt then gave the blessing for the dinner.
A delicious buffet dinner was enjoyed & the nineteen members dined on pork loin, roasted vegetables, hash brown casserole, marinated vegetable salad, congealed salad, rolls, iced tea and water. Strawberry and chocolate pies were offered for dessert.
Martha Turner presented the program “Floral Designs: Garden Fresh Bouquets.” In her PowerPoint presentation, Ms. Turner provided tips on arranging such & showed designs which featured vegetables, fruit, flowers and greenery to create interesting designs.
In the business session, president Sybil West gave highlights on the state meeting at Winston-Salem that four from the club attended. At this meeting, the club received a total of 9 awards for the year’s work.
Also, appreciation was expressed for the volunteers who helped at the Special Olympics held at Midway High School and for the garden therapy work at Midway’s Elementary & Middle Schools.
Members were reminded of the laying of the wreath at the Blue Star Memorial Marker on May 22 at the Spivey’s Corner Fire Department.
Martha Turner won the hostess gift drawing. Also, Wilma Jean Wise shared packets of angel trumpet seed with members.
The reading of the club motto adjourned the meeting.