The Fort Payne Garden Club‘s December meeting was held at the home of Debra and Lin Guy. The beautiful seasonal decorations provided the perfect backdrop for our Christmas celebration. Debra and Janie Lawless were our hostesses and provided delicious treats for our enjoyment. Annette Orr read some verses from Zechariah and discussed encouragement and hope as our inspiration.
The Flowering Dogwood Garden Club of Henagar has continued its study of Eco-Yards with a program in April by member Chris Murdock on Water-Wise Design. She presented drawings demonstrating many different ways to use rain water in yards and gardens. The Club met again on May 27 at the home of member Peggy Benefield for a discussion on Designing Your Eco-Yard. Peggy took members on a tour of her garden, discussing and showing examples of how an eco-yard should be designed. Peggy’s garden includes many native plants as they grow naturally in an ecosystem. She explained that a wide variety of native plants helps to increase diversity in our yard’s ecosystem which in an important factor to the overall health of the ecosystem. A yard should be designed to flow and to have artistic rhythm through color and repetition. Following the garden tour, members enjoyed a covered-dish dinner on the patio.
The monthly meeting of the Lookout Mountain Homemakers was held at Walkers Chapel on June 10 with 12 members present.
Beautiful Cragsmere Manor was the site for the May meeting of the Valley Head Area Women’s Club. Members prepared delicious salads for our spring luncheon. After lunch, a short business meeting was held with President Shirley Shigley presiding. Winners of the clubs scholar ships presented to seniors at Valley Head High School were announced by Christina Wise, scholarships chairman. They are Hayleh Crider, Maria Hidrogo, and Ana Rosales.
Elaine and Jack Gauldin, of Mentone, graciously opened their home to The Fort Payne Garden Club for our May meeting.
The Tenbroeck Homemakers Club met recently at the home of Sue Abernathy.
The Progressive Women of Northeast Alabama held their May meeting at Vintage 1889 Restaurant in the Big Mill in Fort Payne.
The Lookout Mountain Homemakers recently held their monthly meeting at Walkers Chapel, with 19 members and two guests present.