Sunday, January 15, 2017

Club Plans April Fundraiser

     The Monroeville Garden Club met on Thursday, January 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Monroeville Presbyterian Church.  Hostesses for the meeting were Patsy Wadlington and Carolyn Hutcherson.

     Details regarding the April Luncheon Fundraiser were discussed.  The luncheon will be on Thursday, April 6, at the Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club.  Members will decorate the tables in a general Spring theme.  The speaker for the luncheon will be Katie Lamar Jackson.  Ms. Jackson is a freelance writer, editor and photographer.  She is the author or co-author of three national gardening books and writes the monthly gardening column for Alabama Living Magazine.  Tickets for the luncheon will be $20.00

For the benefit of new members, there was a review of other projects sponsored by the garden club:  The Katherine Lee Rose Garden, shrub roses in the front and back of the new courthouse, containers around the square and in front of city hall, and hanging baskets.  Recently the garden club also agreed to help with the landscaping around the library.  It had been planned to remove the Asiatic Jasmine and replace with gardenia shrubs but it was instead decided to leave the jasmine and try to do a better job of grooming it each Spring with the club planting the box under the library sign and the containers on the porch.  A sign up sheet was passed around for members to choose a project that they would like to help with.

Following the business session, members were treated to a "lunch pail" filled with  a Chicken Salad Croissant   a Pimento Cheese Sandwich Pocket,  a Fruit Salad Cup, Chips, a Brownie and water.  Members in attendance were Laura Bodiford, Judi Burns, Bev Colquett, Brenda Gardner, Pam Hindman, Carolyn Hutcherson, Dana Shinholster, Ree Smith, Patsy Wadlington, Nancy Ziebach, Jean Singleton, Sharon Brewton, Jeanne Sewell, Robin Rawls, and one guest, Holly Tennimon.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Christmas Breakfast and Gift Exchange

The Monroeville Garden Club had a Christmas Breakfast at the home of Laura Bodiford on December 8, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  Dana Shinholster was hostess and Brenda Gardner was the co-hostess.  Members were served Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole, Grits, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Banana Nut Streusel Mini Muffins, Orange Juice and Coffee.
     After breakfast, members exchanged gifts by playing the "Right, Left Game".  The game started with each member holding a gift and as a Christmas story was read, when "right" or "left" was mentioned the gift was passed accordingly.  At the conclusion of the story, members kept the gift they were holding.

   Following the gift exchange, members traveled to Franklin where they toured the "Thompson-Rutherford-Johnson "house.  Members attending were Laura Bodiford, Judi Burns, Bev Colquett, Brenda Gardner, Margaret Groves, Carolyn Hutcherson, Dana Shinholster, Patsy Wadlington, Nancy Ziebach, Robin Rawls, Jean Singleton, Sharon Brewton, and Jeanie Sewell.