Master Gardeners

BY JANE SINNEMA

The Henry County Master Gardeners Club meto Oct. 22 at the Henry County Extension office.

Ranson Goodman, local Extension agent, encouraged members to get their hours in the new system by Dec. 1.  If you are having problems with the new computer program, please contact Goodman.

Club President Dan Dziekonski noted that if there is enough interest, there may be a trip to Lone Oak Farm where the Regional Master Gardener Meeting was held. It’s a wonderful facility — several from our group attended the function.

Dziekonski asked us all to think about a date for our Christmas Potluck Party. We will set the date at our next meeting.

We plan to have a new Master Gardener Class start on Jan. 30, with two classes two days a week. More information will be provided at our next meeting. If you are interested in learning more about the class or joining the class, contact Goodman at 642-2941.

We will vote on a slate of new officers at our November meeting.

Leslie Lewis noted that there are several interesting upcoming programs at the Memphis Botanical Gardens, including Mushroom Madness and Building a Fairy House. 

Dziekonski shared some beautiful photos and interesting commentary on his recent visit to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. We all learned so much about the du Pont family, other sites in the area and the impressive gardens at Longwood.  

Our next meeting will be on Nov. 26. 

 

Newcomers Club

BY JACKYE HOHMAN

 

Eileen Hook and Teresa Millikin were hostesses for the Oct. 17 meeting of the Newcomers Club at the Paris Country Club. Joyce Weiher, Diane Nelson, Nancy Gross and Pat Bailey were welcomed as guests.  

Cards were played following lunch. Canasta winners were Gross, first; Millikin, second; and Doris Reuter, third. Bridge winners were Carol Ehlers, first; Jackye Hohman, second; and Lorraine Hamilton, third. Joyce North won the game prize.

Hostesses for the Nov. 7 meeting will be Ehlers and Hamilton.

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