District Garden Club meets

Published 9:20 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

By Elsie Myers

The South Central District Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. held its meeting Oct. 13 at First Baptist Church in South Boston.

Colors of yellow and orange served as the table arrangements for the luncheon. President Marilyn Eanes from Danville called the meeting to order; 110 club members attended.

Janice Clem, state president, and Deana Swartz presented information on the Living Legacy Tree Planting Project. The planting project, in association with the Journey through Hallowed Grounds, a non-profit organization, is a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War when 620,000 soldiers died on both sides of the war. The trees will be planted from Gettysburg to Monticello. The trees are $100 each, and the soldiers’ names will be put on each tree. This will allow visitors to learn the stories of each honored soldier through a mobile app. This will be a two-year project.

Bonnie Eanes presented the information on Flower Show School. Presenting the program was Bill Grainger from Triangle Florist, Halifax, who made a creative door design using fall material. Gloria Crump, accredited flower show judge, presented the program, “The Joy of Creative Design.”

Mrs. Rebecca Dillard, from Altivista Garden Club and a member since 1941, was 100 years old on Aug. 8. The club members were happy to sing happy birthday to her.