Village ‘blooms’ with color, thanks to garden club

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Members of the Suburban Garden Club held their annual planting day May 19, planting flowers, pulling weeds and mulching flowerbeds.

Suburban Garden Club
Members of the Suburban Garden Club worked on flowerbeds at Kiddie Land Park on E. Main St. They weeded, planted flowers and mulched at Kiddie Land, the Safety Building and along S. Lisbon St. beside the McCook House Museum. Club members included (front from left): Liz Sweeney, Linda Moore, Cindy Henderson and Joni Yeager. Middle row: Janice Holland and Pam Miller. Standing behind are: Dee Dee Michel, Linda Shotwell, Pat Roudebush and Janet Smith. Linda Moreland was absent when the photo was taken.

The club takes care of plantings at Kiddie Land Park on E. Main St., the Safety Building on 3rd St. SW, and on S. Lisbon St., along side the McCook House Civil War Museum.

They also planted flowers at the Blue Star Marker located on Public Square. They work in conjunction with the Carrollton Garden Club on the marker project.

Members don’t just improve the aesthetics in the village in spring but throughout the year. They hang wreaths on the main thoroughfare of the village during the holiday season and decorate a Christmas tree in the McCook House for their Candlelight Holiday Tour.

Members send birthday cards and flowers to residents at Carroll Golden Age Retreat and hold an annual auction for a local designated charity.

They provide flowers for the fall and winter Carrollton High School queen and homecoming attendants and the Carroll County Fair King and Queen and their court.The Suburban Garden Club contributes to district, state and National Garden Club projects, such as “Seeds of Friendship, scholarships and Penny Pines.

Anyone wishing to join the Suburban Garden Club can contact a member. The club meets monthly except for January. Programs pertain to nature, gardening and floral art.

The mulch used at the three locations was donated by Gotch and Company.