President's Message

Dear Garden Club Members,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 year of the Acton Garden Club.

A large thank-you should be extended to Fran Portante and her committee (see page 21) for creating this beautiful book that becomes more useful every year. How wonderful to have faces to go with the members’ names. I also depend upon the pocket that is in the back of the yearbook. No more lost notes!

I am excited to announce that The Garden Club will be presenting a Small Standard Flower Show at the Acton Memorial Library October 5th-October 7th. The theme will be Acton Outdoors. It has been a few years since our last show and Lori Krinsky is heading up this effort with support from Thelma Shoneman.

The Oval in front of the Town Hall has been undergoing some heavy renovation. The large shrubs in the back have been removed. This allows the committee headed by Gena Manalan to look at a clean slate.

I have chosen as the theme of my tenure "Gardens Connect Us to the Natural World." In addition The Garden Club is connected to the community of Acton. The Club’s involvement in the Town spans maintenance of historic gardens, Garden Therapy at Emerson Hospital, seasonal plantings in Acton Center and West Acton, community service projects, as well as financial support for students and Town organizations.

I look forward to The Club’s 84th year, as we continue to learn, explore, garden, create beauty, and support the community.

Anne Sterling President

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