Gar­den club stays busy this sea­son

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DEN­TON — The mem­bers of Caro­line County Gar­den Club have been busy this hol­i­day sea­son, con­tin­u­ing the club’s long­stand­ing tra­di­tion of dec­o­rat­ing lo­ca­tions through­out the county for the county’s res­i­dents and oth­ers to en­joy.

The ac­tiv­i­ties be­gan Nov. 26 at a workshop at the home of Dar­lene Clop­per of Den­ton, at­tended by 22 mem­bers who dec­o­rated wreaths for the county court­house, the Ru­ral Life Mu­seum and the Caro­line County Li­brary in Den­ton.

Sev­eral mem­bers also de­signed 40 small flo­ral ar­range­ments that were dis­trib­uted to res­i­dents of two lo­cal nurs­ing homes.

Later that week, sev­eral mem­bers trav­eled to An­napo­lis to de­liver a dec­o­rated tree to the State House. The or­na­ments on the tree rep­re­sented the rich agri­cul­tural and recre­ational her­itage of the “Green Gar­den County.”

On Dec. 7, sev­eral club mem­bers dec­o­rated a lo­cal res­i­dence with lovely wreaths and greens for the Caro­line County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s an­nual Hol­i­day Gala.

Round­ing out the year’s club ac­tiv­i­ties, mem­bers par­tic­i­pated in Na­tional Wreaths Across Amer­ica on Dec. 15 at the East­ern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery in Hur­lock.

In ad­di­tion to do­nat­ing to this project, mem­bers also were present to lay wreaths at the vet­er­ans’ graves, fol­low­ing a brief cer­e­mony hon­or­ing our vet­er­ans. There are more than 7,000 graves at the ceme­tery and, thanks to fundrais­ing by the Fed­er­ated Gar­den Clubs of Mary­land Dis­trict 1 (East­ern Shore) and lo­cal Amer­i­can Le­gion posts, there was a wreath for ev­ery grave.

The club looks for­ward to con­tin­u­ing its ob­jec­tives of beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of home, town and county in the new year, as well as con­serv­ing the nat­u­ral beauty of our county.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 410924-8946. Vis­i­tors and prospec­tive new mem­bers are wel­come to join.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

The Caro­line County Gar­den Club dec­o­rated a Christ­mas tree to rep­re­sent Caro­line as the famed “Green Gar­den County.” Pic­tured: Linda Fletcher, Mary­land’s first lady Yumi Ho­gan, Anne Whap­les and Linda Moore.

Mem­bers of the Caro­line County Gar­den Club take a break from pre­par­ing wreathes and flo­ral ar­range­ments for the hol­i­day sea­son.

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