2016-09-21 / Living & Style

Garden Club holds September Meeting

by Stella Phillips

(L-R): Kate Willis, Vicky Phillips, Jessica Reichert, and Suzie Shingler. (L-R): Kate Willis, Vicky Phillips, Jessica Reichert, and Suzie Shingler. The September meeting of the Colquitt Garden Club was held on September 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Colquitt Miller County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room.

To start, the meeting was called to order by Barbara Wilkin, president, and the Collect was read by Jane Merritt. It was decided to have the Arts Council give their presentation first, followed by refreshments, and then the business portion of the meeting at the end.

Iva Tabb introduced Kate Willis, Arts Council Director of Public Relations. She introduced the cast members who then presented us with a sample of a skit from the October Swamp Gravy Show, “Home.” The cast members performing were Vicky Phillips, Suzie Shingler, and Jessica Reichert. After their skit, they left us with a desire to see the whole show; it was very entertaining.

Elizabeth Moulton gave a review of other activities such as The Fall Fair with the Theme of “Starry Night,” with a French ambiance. This will be October 29 at The Birdsong Lodge. Other activities that are coming up are Mayhaw Christmas, December 1-4; The Christmas Tour of Homes, December 3; and then there will be a Spring Musical in April, as well as the usual Swamp Gravy and Mayhaw next spring. It sounds like they have a lot of interesting events to look forward to.

Delicious refreshments were served by the hostesses Barbara Wilkin, Iva Tabb, and Karen Tabb, with lovely decorations by Cheryl Newberry.

The next meeting will be on October 11 at 3 p.m. at the Colquitt Miller County Chamber Of Commerce Conference Room. The member in charge will be Cheryl Newberry, with a presentation on day lilies. Some surprises are in store for us. Hostesses will be Ann Stewart, Jan Rentz, and Susan Taylor.

Our first meeting of this fall went very well. It was nice to see each other and enjoy comradeship.

Those present were preexisting members Lola Godfrey, Jan Grimsley, Tina Grimsley, Jewel McKenzie, Jane Merritt, Sue Mock, Cheryl Newberry, Susan Pettus, Stella Phillips, Jan Rentz, Lyn Strickland, Iva Tabb, Karen Tabb, and Barbara Wilkin; our new member, Diane Bush; and the five Swamp Gravy cast members. There were a total of 20 people present.

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