President's Message

Dear Garden Club Members,

Dear Garden Club Members,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Acton Garden Club year and enjoy this yearbook produced by Anne Sterling and her committee, who are named on page 24. Enjoy!!

We began this year with a very successful Shirley Towle lecture by Kerry Mendez at the Acton Congregational Church on May 14. The lecture was open to the public and there was a full house. Many thanks to Susanne Fuller and her committee for putting together the lovely evening.

This year the yearbook is highlighting Floral Design. Flowers represent love in so many different ways. The Club is fortunate to have a number of very talented designers, including Thelma Shoneman who has led our floral design workshops for many years. Many of us have learned and participated in not only the workshops, but have produced designs for the Boston Flower Show and Tower Hill.

The theme of the next two years will be “Flowers are Fun”, as we celebrate flowers in arrangements and in our gardens. We will finish up this year with our June meeting at which teams of 2 or 3 designers will create ‘Tablescapes’, suggesting one of the four seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.

This year we will again have two evening meetings. The first will be in October and will honor the winners of our “Acton’s Looking Good” contest. The second evening meeting will be in May. Members will continue to bring their lovely floral designs to the front desk at the Acton Memorial Library for all to enjoy.

Many thanks to all the committee chairmen who make it happen for the club and the community. The friendships that develop as a result of all the hard work done by so many make it all worthwhile.

Together let’s have fun!

PJoan Gardner President

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