Hill and Dale Garden meeting held

LOTTSVILLE — The Hill and Dale Garden meeting was held recently at the Lottsville United Methodist Church.

President Peg Stino welcomed everyone. This was the first meeting of the year as everything was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is still observing precautions by social distancing and each member brought their own picnic lunch. The June 24 meeting had 15 people present including two visitors. The speaker had to cancel due to illness.

Stino read a note received from a member and the Rouse Home sent a note thanking the Hill and Dale Garden Club for the bingo prizes collected at the December meeting. Updates were given on several of members who have been ill and cards were passed around.

Stino also thanked members who worked on the Sugar Grove Garden and the Miles Marker. Forty bags of mulch donated by Wilcox Brothers were used. A thank you note will be sent.

Also, the June Garden Therapy at the Rouse Home was cancelled as the home was shut down. Members hope to complete a garden therapy in September.

Stino was complimented on the nice membership books. Stino reviewed the meetings and programs for the rest of the year. The July meeting will be at the Lander church and will be “Christmas in July.” There will be games and those attending are asked to bring a $5 gift to exchange. Also, members are asked to confirm their reservation for the Aug. 19 meeting at the Green Heron Farm for a lunch and tour. The group will carpool from Sugar Grove. The cost will be $20.

The Sugar Grove Garden will need to be weeded again soon. Weeding was to be July 8 at 8:30 a.m.

The Sugar Grove Library will be planting herbs in the raised beds and need donations of herbs to plant and/or exchange with others. Also, Eisenhower is collecting soft plastics to recycle.


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