Hillsboro Garden Club will host conference


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Vice President Shelly Rayburn called the April 24 meeting of the Hillsboro Garden Club to order with members standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a rendition of “God Bless America” led by member Ed Davis. Roll call showed 17 members present, four absent and no guests.

The roll call question was: “What are your favorite blooms in your April garden?”

The gardening tip was to not overload your wheel barrow and use leg and arm muscles to push the load forward, not your back.

Opening the business meeting, the March meeting minutes were read and accepted. Treasurer Ruth Anna Duff reported a balance of $3,629.81. Rose Marie Cowdrey brought an arrangement of daffodils.

The meeting turned to preparations for the Spring District 16 Regional Conference which the Hillsboro Garden Club will host on May 10. Those working at the conference are to be at the Old Ponderosa Banquet Hall by 7 a.m. for set up.

All members are asked to bring a breakfast item to the regional conference. Duff requested all sale items to be brought to the banquet hall, priced and ready to be displayed, the morning of the conference. The Hillsboro Garden Club will pay the admission for all members volunteering to work the conference. Any member who volunteers and then does not appear must refund the club the admission.

The menu for the lunch was read aloud. Duties were assigned. As there was no old or new business to be brought forward, the meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were served by hostesses Beryl Gruelle and Rose Marie Cowdrey. The evening’s program was the Spring Plant and Garden Related Items auction, conducted by auctioneer Larry Moore and assisted by Liz Stritenberger.

The next meeting will held May 22 in Floral Hall at the Highland County Fairgrounds. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The June 2018 meeting will be dedicated to preparing for the state convention. The 2018 state convention of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs will be held June 25-27 and the theme is to be “Gardening Through The Seasons.”

Submitted by Jennifer West, Hillsboro Garden Club.

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