Aldersgate Garden Club showcases "gardening with youth'

Posted 3/18/19

Aldersgate Garden Club members held their February Meeting at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Billie Blair was hostess for the meeting with eight members, five youth, and seven guests in …

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Aldersgate Garden Club showcases "gardening with youth'

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Aldersgate Garden Club members held their February Meeting at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. 

Billie Blair was hostess for the meeting with eight members, five youth, and seven guests in attendance.
Westfield gave the devotion titled “Rise Up,” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The minutes were read by Secretary Westfield. The Financial Report was given by Treasurer Lelia Johnson.
The Benevolence Report was given by Kay Cox, Benevolence treasurer.
Blair presented a program on "Gardening with Youth."    
Blair reminded everyone we must remember our youth when planting. As adults, we must teach our children about the life cycle of seeds, and how they mature into beautiful flowers and vegetables.
She congratulated the youth on the wonderful job they did in making their arrangements in the District III Flower Show Youth Division. They were presented Certificates of Appreciation by the Club. She followed up with the National Garden Club President's theme, “Plant America.”
This initiative focuses on encouraging gardens and gardening. Gardening is an easy, immediate way to contribute to protecting the environment. Growing our own gardens can improve our physical and mental health. Gardens can also provide solace for individuals going through a healing process and sense stimulation for the hearing or visually impaired.
The immediate benefit from gardening is derived from the exercise and Vitamin D when attending to their gardens. The National Garden Club encourages members to educate others on the benefits of gardening and to make gardening a community focus.
Edwina Robinson, president, discussed the upcoming events. The District III Day of Gardening was held Feb. 23 at the Good Sheppard Lutheran Church in East Ridge. Kay Cox, Cynthia Humes, Charlotte Timberlake and Jackie Westfield planned to attend.
The Deep South Garden Club Convention was held March 11-13, on Jekyll Island, Georgia. The TFGC Annual Convention will be held in Memphis April 23-25, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
The club was asked to serve as hostess at the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. Scholarship and Mentoring Banquet on Lee University on March 2.
Joan Steward gave thanks to the hostess. Others in attendance were Charlotte Timberlake. Guests included Tim and Shirley Purifory, Paula Purifory, Carl Jr. and Tiffany Pendergrass, Lynn Pendergrass, and Toby Pendergrass, youth Aniyah Purifory, Ava, Estie and Sophia Pendergrass; and Savoy Humes.

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