Garden Club bringing floral aspect to art displays

Suburban Garden Club members Liz Sweeney (left) and Linda Shotwell stand by a watercolor painting on display at the Carroll County Arts Center and a floral display interpretation. More paintings and floral interpretations will be on display in the Arts Center during the Flower Show Aug. 17-19.

Two area non-profits have joined forces to bring “Posies and Paintings,” a flower and art show to the public.

The Suburban Garden Club is working in conjunction with the Carroll County Arts on the community outreach project. For the show, garden club members will choose a painting and make a floral interpretation to be placed nearby. The display will be held Aug. 17-19 in the Carroll County Arts Center in Carrollton.

The Suburban Garden Club does several other community outreach projects annually. They plant and tend flowerbeds at the Carrollton Safety Building, Kiddie Land Park and on S. Lisbon St. beside the McCook House Civil War Museum.

Club members send birthday cards and flowers to residents at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat on Kensington Rd. The club donated bouquets for the Carroll County Fair Royalty and Carrollton High School Homecoming Queen.

They make and decorate a themed tree for the McCook House Christmas Open House, hang holiday wreaths on village street sign posts and donate to Community Christmas and Coats for Kids.

The Suburban Garden Club was instrumental in placing and landscaping a Blue Star Memorial marker honoring members of the Armed Forces who have served, are serving or will serve. The Blue Star marker is located at the south end of Public Square and is part of a national project of garden clubs across the United States.

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