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Garden club celebrates spring

Garden club celebrates spring
Jennifer Peets, Lisa Smith and Dixie Thornton at Deep South Garden Club convention on behalf of WGC.

Wesson Garden Club is celebrating spring, receiving awards for its activities, recognizing those who are helping the town burst out in spring colors and producing a spring flower show.

WGC members Jennifer Peets, Lisa Smith and Dixie Thornton represented the club last month (March 8-10) at the Deep South Garden Club at the Convention at Kenner, Louisiana, returning with first place awards in two categories: Adopt a Park and Roadside Beautification (shared with the Chautauqua Garden Club of Crystal Springs).

In addition to celebrating its own recognition, the club spotlighted two local organizations and a deceased local gardener in its Springtime in Wesson program for plantings that are helping sustain the spring season in town:

  • Trustmark Bank’s yellow pansies;

  • The late Lucille Horton’s azaleas;

  • Sylvarena Baptist Church’s Bradford pears.

WGC made its own contribution to the town’s spring season as well with a flower show at the Old School Community Center last week (April 4 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.). The Club’s youth Butterbean group competed among themselves in a show within the flower show.

Tina Brumfield and Donna Smith at March WGC meeting.

In March, Donna Smith and Tina Brumfield from the McComb Garden Club, both considered experts in flower show planning and design, helped prepare WGC members for the show, explaining the art of a flower show and how to create floral and horticulture designs. Members left the presentation with tips and new knowledge on creating a design that could be blue ribbon winner.

Marilyn Britt, Rebecca Norma Carroll, Sherri Carty, Sonya Cowen, Ramona Hartzog, Cherry Head, Rhonda Ishee, Denise Jackson, Camille Johnston, Vickie Martin, Pam McLemore, June Owens, Pam Owens, Jennifer Peets, Joy Phillips, Jean Ricks, Debbie Smith, Lisa Smith and Dixie Thornton were on hand at the March 13 meeting at American Legion Post 79. Providing refreshments were hostesses Paige Anderson, Robin Furr, Ramona Hartzog and Rhonda Ishee.

The Wesson Garden Club is a member of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc., National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., Natchez Trace District-Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.

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