Hill & Dale Garden Club meets in April

The April 25 meeting of the Hill & Dale Garden Club was held at the Lottsville United Methodist Church. After devotions by Marge Himber, President Ruth Ann Devore welcomed everyone and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

The lunch was provided by Ruth Ann, chairperson, and her committee members, Barb Alexander, Barb Gourley and Muriel Redick. The minutes were read and approved and the Treasurer’s Report was given and filed for audit. A collection was taken for the Sunshine Fund. The Proposal for the Sunshine Fund was brought up: that the fund shall be for cards and postage with flowers and Memorials to be taken out of the General Fund. At the end of the year, the fund will be capped at $50 and anything exceeding that shall be rolled over to the General Fund. This was approved. Memorials will be $25 for deceased members to the charity of choice by the family. This was also passed. Also, to clarify, all members that pay their dues are considered active.

Sally Asbury has ordered the plants needed for the Miles Marker and the Sugar Grove Park. She ordered 10 Sun Impatiens at $7 apiece and will also pick them up. The clean up of the Sugar Grove Park is scheduled for May 15 at about 8:30 a.m. It was suggested to see about having help from the Boy Scouts to dig out the pampas grass. Ruth Ann has information for shirts, embroidery and price. This will be voted on at the next meeting.

Information was read of a bus trip to the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens June 26. This is a tour of the historical house and garden built by F.A. Seiberling, the founder of Goodyear and is located in Akron, OH. The cost is $55 for the bus and fees. Lunch is at your own cost. Also, the Warren Garden Club is having a flower show at the Wilder Museum in Irvine on June 21st. Our picnic with the Warren Garden Club will be August 22nd at the Audubon. We do need a chair person for that.

Ruth recognized members that have birthdays in April and May.

It was brought up that it would be very nice to have a sign on Rt. 957 for the Miles Marker. Miles Marker is for the founder of Sugar Grove and many do not know about it or where it is.

Marge Himber and her husband Neal had a very interesting talk with slides of their trip to Palestine. It was very informative about issues we do not usually hear about.


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