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Carrollton Garden Club members, guests gather for diamond jubilee

Members of the Carrollton Garden Club met June 5 to celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary. Those in attendance are shown above. They include (clockwise from front left): Sonny Swartz,  Diane Patris, Ursula Lincoln, Ann Saltsman, Darlene Smith, Grace Fox, Shirley Campbell, Wanda Blanar, Jean Ondusko, Dale Fox, Ruth Ann Capper, Sherry Finzel, Earl Ferguson, Joyce Ferguson, Helen Schrader, Mary Huffman, Nellie Nye, Judy Eynon and Marvel Boggess.

Members of the Carrollton Garden Club met June 5 to celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary. Those in attendance are shown above.
They include (clockwise from front left): Sonny Swartz, Diane Patris, Ursula Lincoln, Ann Saltsman, Darlene Smith, Grace Fox, Shirley Campbell, Wanda Blanar, Jean Ondusko, Dale Fox, Ruth Ann Capper, Sherry Finzel, Earl Ferguson, Joyce Ferguson, Helen Schrader, Mary Huffman, Nellie Nye, Judy Eynon and Marvel Boggess.

CARROLLTON – The Carrollton Garden Club celebrated its 75th anniversary June 5 at the home of Ann Saltsman with 24 members and guests present.

Members were dressed up with hats and gloves as was the fashion at the time of the club’s founding. All members received favors from President Ruth Ann Capper. She presented the program which was a history of the club.

The Carrollton Garden Club was organized in 1942 by 10 founders. Betty Findley held the club’s first official meeting July 16, 1942.

The following year, there were 25 members with Betty Findley as the president. Today, the club has 21 members. Monthly meetings are held April through December to help members gain and share knowledge on gardening.

All members participate in the projects throughout the year. These include flower plantings at the historic McCook House, post office, Public Square (including sharing responsibilities with Blue Star Marker) and Senior Friendship Center.

The club provides a decorated Christmas tree for the Holly Pine event at the Canton Garden Center and weekly fresh flower arrangements to the McCook House. Members hold garden therapy events and provide monthly refreshments for residents at Carroll Golden Age Retreat.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Carrollton Garden Club should contact any member.

Current officers include: Ruth Ann Capper, president; Joyce Ferguson, vice president; Darlene Smith, secretary and Nellie Nye, treasurer.

 

Augusta Strawberry Festival parade kicks off summer season of fun

By Carol Mcintire
Editor

 

PONY RIDE. Alivia and Kaylee Gotschall of Augusta ride in the cart while their mother, Laurie, leads Winnie the pony.  They were named the Best Horse Unit.

PONY RIDE. Alivia and Kaylee Gotschall of Augusta ride in the cart while their mother, Laurie, leads Winnie the pony. They were named the Best Horse Unit.

AUGUSTA – Sidewalks along the village’s main street were lined with people Friday as the Augusta Strawberry Festival kicked off the season of community events in Carroll County.

Children were armed with bags, baskets and tote bags, expecting parade entries to throw enough candy to fill them and they were not disappointed. Over 50 entries made their way along the parade route to the festival grounds, where people lined up for a dish of the festival’s name sake…. strawberries.

There were games, entertainment and two-nights of dead-weight tractor pulling to entertain the crowd.

Results of the parade are as follows:

Heavy-duty fire engine (1,250 gallon per minute (GPM) and over) – Dellroy Volunteer Fire Dept., 2015 pumper.

Arts Center plans ‘pals’ festival

Picket Pal RBG FOR WEBA Picket Pals Art Festival is scheduled June 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carroll County Arts Center.

The Picket Pals (shown above) project is a community outreach program where the public was invited to paint a “picket” with a design of their choice. Pickets could also be commissioned for caricatures of people. The project served a dual purpose: to bring awareness to various art disciplines and a fundraiser. Around 200 pickets are on display around the Arts Center.

During the festival, artists are asked to visit and sign the back of the picket pal(s) they created.

The Carrollton Civic Club will serve hot dogs and refreshments will be available. There will be face painting, silent auction, raffle basket and a 50/50 drawing. Several items have been collected for the auction including a drawing lesson with Cheri Bell. Bell will also do a personalized Picket Pal for the high bidder. The pal can be taken home or placed at the Arts Center.

For more information, call the Arts Center at 330-627-3739.

The Carroll County Arts Center is located at 204 W. Main St., Carrollton.

 

Recycled Sounds ring loud and clear

Ken Bowerd (left) holds cards used to instruct the group in playing the “propane bells.” The card signifies the first person strikes his bell and each one follows one at a time.

Ken Bowerd (left) holds cards used to instruct the group in playing the “propane bells.” The card signifies the first person strikes his bell and each one follows one at a time.

Individuals at The Farm near Malvern showed off their musical talent during a performance June 1.

Recycled Sounds, a sound and music workshop, featured “propane bells” made from reclaimed scrap propane tanks. The idea grew from a conversation between Artist Amery Kessler, staff at The Farm, members of the Carroll County Arts and the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). Kessler learned of funding through the OAC for new programming opportunities. He wanted to design a program to give the individuals at The Farm a new approach to the arts and something to work with what they were already interested in and could do.

The Farm is a private day service for adults with developmental disabilities. It is located on Knight Rd., Malvern, near Lake Mohawk.

Working with The Farm staff members and local metalworker, Shane Smith, the group had the opportunity to create their own musical instruments and learn to play them.

Kessler, staff and group went to A&A Tire with the idea and to ask for their assistance with finding propane tanks.

Carrollton, Malvern reading programs kick off June 9

Want to know one way to “Build a Better World?”

If so, join a summer reading program at any area library. Carroll County District Library in Carrollton and the Malvern Branch will kick-off their programs June 9.

The Carrollton library kick-off will begin at 2 p.m. with food, music, stories and more. Beginning June 12, participants will build and race crazy cars, build a better kaleidoscope, airplane and monster, along with other things. The annual “Big Worm Off” will take place June 30.

Teen crafts will be held June 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. The Wee Read program will be held along with other activities, games and crafts, all mixed up with books.

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