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Millersburg Garden Club celebrates new year, new growth

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Millersburg Garden Club is gearing up for a new year and celebrating a growth in membership.
The first scheduled meeting is set for Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. The Wallis House, home of the State Headquarters, is the site of the meeting. It will be a Judging Workshop, with three National Garden Club accredited judges, including State President Dianne Caines. Members share the responsibility of judging exhibits, and since there are many new members, a workshop by experts will be very beneficial. The Design Challenge for March, “Unleash Your Power” is also the theme of Caines.
Following the meeting, a soup and sandwich lunch will be served by the Executive Board. The business meeting will be held, at which time all new members and guests will be introduced and welcomed, and the 2012 Yearbook will be reviewed.
The Executive Board consists of Barbara Harris and Hilda Price, co-presidents; Sharon Helphinstine, vice president; Marilyn West, recording secretary; Elaine Deutsch, treasurer; Wilma Cleaver and Janis McCarty, co-corresponding secretaries; and Linda Gillespie, past president and advisor.
Following is a list of upcoming events:
April 12 - A guided tour of Lexington Cemetery and lunch at Greentree Antiques and Tea Room.
May 10 - A trip to Ruddles Mills Perennials and Native Plants for an educational tour and lunch served by Michele and Philip Foley. Design Challenge: “A Tisket, A Tasket, Share a May Basket.”
June 14 - James McElroy, husband of member Brenda McElroy, will teach ‘All About Honeybees’ at the Millersburg Community Park. Design Challenge: “Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy.”
July 12 - “A Country Hoe-Down” at Johnson Mathers Nursing Home, Carlisle, with handmade gifts for all the residents. Lunch at the Jailer’s Tourist Home, Carlisle.
Aug. 10-12 - Millersburg Arts A’Bloom. This is an art and flower show which is open to the public at no charge. Watch for more news about this event.
Sept. 13 -A trip to Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park for a program on Shorts Goldenrod by Paul Tierney. Lunch in the lodge dining room. Design Challenge: “Let’s Take a Hike.”
Oct. 4 - A program by a representative of Wild Birds Unlimited, teaching about setting up and operating a bird feeding area efficiently and economically. Meeting to be held at Wallis House. Design Challenge: “Birds of a Feather.”
Nov. 8 - “All That Glitters...!” Lesson by member Betty Overly on holiday decorating with silver. Held at Millersburg Community Park with lunch following program. Design Challenge: “Abundant Harvest.”
Dec. 6 - Gifts and entertainment at Bourbon Heights Nursing Home, Paris. Singing, dancing, poetry, and handmade gifts for residents. A Service of Installation of 2013-1014 officers. Catered lunch at Wallis House.
Millersburg Garden Club extends an invitation to all who would like to be a guest at any meeting.
For more information contact Barbara Harris at 234-5638 or Hilda Price at 234-4318.