Just-A-Mere Garden Club enjoys spring luncheon


A photograph from 1942 shows the membersship for the Just-A-Mere Garden Club. Pictured on the front row, from left: Pauline Warren, Mable Jackson, Viola Strickland, Thelma Gilbert and Gladys Strickland. Second row: Ruth Warren, Estelle Gainey, Mary Brilla Jackson, Beulah Warren, Dorothy Warren and Florrie Jackson. Third row: Cora Jackson, Bliss Cooper, Ida Faircloth, Agnes Edwards, Violet Williford, and Jessie Carroll. Back row: Jennifer Mae Williams, Elizabeth Jackson Lillian Williams and Louise Jackson.


The current club membership of the Garden Club include front row, from left: Beverly Best, Willa Baker, Dorothy Warren, Wilma Jean Wise, Elsie Jackson and Betty Lee. Back row; Betsy Williams, Jane West, Rena McLamb, Karene Smith, Catherine Gilmore, Dixie Honeycutt, Martha Turner, Rita Wilson and Marie Warren. Not pictured are Sara Jackson and Pattie Godwin.


A spring luncheon on April 22 was hosted by the Just-A-Mere Garden Club at Roberts Grove Church Fellowship Hall. Chairing the event were Dixie Honeycutt and Beverly Best.

In keeping with a 1942 photograph of the membership found in the club’s archives, club ladies opted to dress for this luncheon accordingly with hats and apparel typical for that time. In fact, there are members from the photo that have a daughter, granddaughter, or other family member in the current membership. Mrs. Dorothy Warren is the sole member in that photo who still is a club member.

As guests arrived at the luncheon, they viewed an enlarged framed copy of that same photograph that was flanked by vintage clothing, greenery, and other decorations.

Guests, too, had the opportunity to view the various decorated tables, as different as one’s creativity allowed. Each luncheon table was decorated by one or more club members. Centerpieces were made mostly with fresh flowers but some used fruit, vegetables, and other materials. Table linens and appointments were coordinated to complete the table’s appearance. Each table displayed the name of its business sponsor.

Guests were seated at the table of the hostess who invited them. Ladies were welcomed by Marie Warren, club president, afterwhich a catered buffet was enjoyed. The menu included strawberry garden salad, pork loin, red-skin mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, yeast rolls, and iced tea. Lemon Delight was the dessert.

After being introduced, Ms. Martha Pierce from Clinton, was the afternoon’s speaker and her remarks were both light-hearted and inspirational.

Door prizes were awarded to some of the lucky ones. Approximately 125 ladies were in attendance.

A photograph from 1942 shows the membersship for the Just-A-Mere Garden Club. Pictured on the front row, from left: Pauline Warren, Mable Jackson, Viola Strickland, Thelma Gilbert and Gladys Strickland. Second row: Ruth Warren, Estelle Gainey, Mary Brilla Jackson, Beulah Warren, Dorothy Warren and Florrie Jackson. Third row: Cora Jackson, Bliss Cooper, Ida Faircloth, Agnes Edwards, Violet Williford, and Jessie Carroll. Back row: Jennifer Mae Williams, Elizabeth Jackson Lillian Williams and Louise Jackson.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_justamereold.jpegA photograph from 1942 shows the membersship for the Just-A-Mere Garden Club. Pictured on the front row, from left: Pauline Warren, Mable Jackson, Viola Strickland, Thelma Gilbert and Gladys Strickland. Second row: Ruth Warren, Estelle Gainey, Mary Brilla Jackson, Beulah Warren, Dorothy Warren and Florrie Jackson. Third row: Cora Jackson, Bliss Cooper, Ida Faircloth, Agnes Edwards, Violet Williford, and Jessie Carroll. Back row: Jennifer Mae Williams, Elizabeth Jackson Lillian Williams and Louise Jackson.

The current club membership of the Garden Club include front row, from left: Beverly Best, Willa Baker, Dorothy Warren, Wilma Jean Wise, Elsie Jackson and Betty Lee. Back row; Betsy Williams, Jane West, Rena McLamb, Karene Smith, Catherine Gilmore, Dixie Honeycutt, Martha Turner, Rita Wilson and Marie Warren. Not pictured are Sara Jackson and Pattie Godwin.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_justamere-new.jpegThe current club membership of the Garden Club include front row, from left: Beverly Best, Willa Baker, Dorothy Warren, Wilma Jean Wise, Elsie Jackson and Betty Lee. Back row; Betsy Williams, Jane West, Rena McLamb, Karene Smith, Catherine Gilmore, Dixie Honeycutt, Martha Turner, Rita Wilson and Marie Warren. Not pictured are Sara Jackson and Pattie Godwin.
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