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WGC Kicks Off New Year


WGC New Year
New Wesson Garden Club members (left to right) are Sherri Carty, Meghan Shepherd and Pam McLemore.

The Wesson Garden Club (WGC) kicked off its 2021-2022 year last month at the American Legion Hall #79.


WGC President Dixie Thornton presented an overview of the summer’s events and activities, including National Garden Week, the Butterbeans Lanoux Youth Camp, and a Community Outreach Project with Co-Lin. Thornton also reported the club:

  • Conducted its Annual Fall “MUM” Sale through the September 7 order deadline and the traditional fall flowers will by available for pickup at the “Wesson City Park Pavilion” on September 30, 2021 between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Will host the Natchez Trace District Fall Workshop on October 5 at the Copiah Lincoln Community College Thames Center.


WGC members Jennifer Peets and Lisa Smith, who inspired formation of Butterbeans Youth Gardeners in 2018, talked about working with young people and their dedication to teaching and exposing the love of gardening and protecting the environment to them. They presented a slide show that highlighted Butterbeans activities and discussed upcoming events and activities planned for the youth gardeners this year.


Attending the meeting were members Marilyn Britt, Sonya Cowen, Robin Furr, Debbie Hoaglin, Rhonda Ishee, Denise Jackson, Camille Johnston, JoAnn Miller, June Owens, Pam Owens, Jennifer Peets, Joy Phillips, Jean Ricks, Debbie Smith, Lisa Smith, Nikki Smith, Dixie Thornton, and Joy Wesbrooks; guests Sherri Carty, Pam McLemore, and Meghan Shepherd, who were welcomed as new members. Hostesses were Executive Committee members Dixie Thornton, Denise Jackson, Pam Owens, June Owens, Jean Ricks, Debbie Hoaglin, and Debbie Smith.


WGC is a member of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. and The National Garden Clubs, Inc.




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