Garden club ready for new year
The award winning Town & Village Garden Club is gearing up for its 63rd year with several area beautification projects.
The projects include the club’s third year decorating the Stony Landing House for the annual Festival of Lights at Santee Canal Park.
Founded in 1950, the Town & Village Garden Club's other ongoing projects include area school gardens; Coastal Carolina Fair Fall Flower Show and Breath of Spring Flower Show at Cypress Gardens; Yard of the Month; floral arrangements for Berkeley County Library, Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast and Relay for Life dinner; area hospital and nursing home holiday decorations, tree-planting and landscaping; the Callen-Lacey Home; and sponsoring local teens at Camp Wildwood.
The club also will partner with Berkeley Habitat for Humanity with landscaping and education.
Evidence of the club's work include the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker honoring the military on the Highway 52 Bypass, and planters along Main Street.
One of its most popular projects is festooning the historic Stony Landing House at Christmas in all-natural, Victorian-era decorations.
The club will hold fundraisers, including an annual bake sale Nov 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Central Hardware Store; and a spring yard sale at Trinity Episcopal Church.
The club’s co-presidents are Mickey Smith and Janice Gleaton. New members are welcome to join the club at the monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month from September through May at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1915 Pinopolis Road in Pinopolis.
Refreshments and fellowship start at 6 p.m. followed by an educational program at 6:30 and business meeting at 7.