BR Garden Club members celebrate their 39th anniversary
Published at 2:26pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Written by Melinda Szeliga
And Sue Whittaker
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Bermuda Run Garden Club members were all smiles at the 39th Anniversary Luncheon held at Bermuda Run Country Club.
Hosts Peggy Schubert and Diana Caylor made the event unforgettable by offering thoughtful gifts everywhere from custom printed matchboxes and whimsical sticker art pages.
President Amy Bridges opened the meeting by honoring past members: Although unable to attend, Anne Cromwell remains an active member having served as the club’s first president in 1984.
Fundraising co-chair Linda Ernst leads the invocation before a light lunch served by the country club staff, ending with a slice of Key Lime pie.
Vice President of Programs Donna Lamonds introduced Jamie Spias of Clemmons.
He grew up in King, growing tobacco, grains and vegetables. Farm life has fostered a love of gardening, and Space is an active member of the Winston-Salem Rose Society, president and co-founder of the Central Carolina Dahlia Society, and editor of the Herb Friends Newsletter as well as the NC Gourd Society Triad Patch. the news. He exhibits horticulture at numerous North Carolina state fairs including those in Stokes and Davidson counties, the Carolina Classic Fair and the N.C. State Fair.
He also enjoys growing orchids hydroponically, a topic he shares with club members. It kept the members engaged and laughing. He demonstrated his method of replanting an orchid by selectively pruning the plant and using water, potting mix and orchid food.
Members brought donations of food, paper goods and diapers to benefit Pantry for Jesus. The club also sponsored a community fundraising point at the Bermuda Run Town Hall. As a result, members delivered 174 pounds of food and personal items to help families in need in Davie County.
On September 12, nine members came together to assemble 154 mini packages for Meals on Wheels recipients. This month’s bouquets were plum, yellow and rust-colored mums wrapped in sunflower fabric by Debbie Mum and tied with gold ribbon.
This project began in 2008 and provides members with a way to share their love of flowers with people who generally cannot go out or have fresh flowers in their homes. With more and more area seniors needing help from Meals on Wheels, members have collected 150 or more packages four times during the year. Volunteer drivers always report that these packages are highly appreciated by their clients.
Several other local nonprofits have also been affected, including organizations through the Davie Community Foundation, such as Pearls and the Children’s Reading Fund, and Davie County Public Schools.
All of this would not be possible without community support through the club’s fundraising projects such as the spring geranium sale and twice-yearly cutting events.
Mark October 14 on your calendar for confidential document shredding, from 9 a.m. to noon or until the truck is full in the parking lot near Bermuda Run Town Hall, 120 Kinderton Blvd (off US 158, just west of Truist Soccer Park). The cost is $5 per brown grocery bag or similar sized box. For more information, please contact Mary at (336) 650-5518.
Learn more gardening and plant care tips on the Garden Club website: www.BemudaRunGardenClub.org.