Linda Hardie (right), Cumming Garden Club Treasurer and Edna McClellan, Laurel District Treasurer were among the 289 garden club members and guests attending The Garden Club of Georgia’s 91st Annual Convention April 16-18, 2019. Mayor B. H. Henderson welcomed the group to Columbus and the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
Wednesday’s activities included District Breakfasts, followed by the Award of Merit Luncheon featuring a fashion show by Chico’s Apparel. Mary Ann Eaddy and Staci Catron presented their award-winning book, Seeking Eden.
The Life Member Luncheon at noon Thursday concluded the 2019 convention. Sara Lanier, the Deep South Regional Director 2011-2013, joined GCG President Jane Hersey of Eatonton in presenting awards and in installing the State officers and District Directors.
Garden club representatives attended an orientation program for this library. (L-R) Laurel District Director Marie Purser
Laurel District Rep Linda Hardie (Cumming Garden Club Treasurer)
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. President Barbara Bourque
This library, located in the Atlanta History Center, has over 32,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, seed catalogs, and landscape drawings included in its collection, and was founded by the Cherokee Garden Club in 1975. The Cherokee Garden Library is a member of the Southern Garden History Society (www.southerngardenhistory.org) and The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (www.cbhl.net).
The Garden Club of Georgia's Laurel District meeting was held Tuesday, October 8 at the Forrest Hills Mountain Resort near Dahlonega, GA.
Speakers Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy shared highlights of their book “Seeking Eden”.
The book features historic gardens in Georgia that have been preserved.
More than 20 fundraising baskets were donated by garden clubs attending the meeting.
Cumming Garden Club's basket with a 'Cozy Winter Eve' theme included wine, chocolate, fuzzy socks, pillows, fragrant soap and books.
Pictured left to right above are Barbara Henry, Linda Hardie and Charlotte Dewberry.
Cumming Garden Club was recognized for having the largest percentage of membership present and awarded a $25.00 check.
Pictured along with GCG President Barbara Bourque (fourth from left) are
Terra Manton, Diane Morgan, Heidi Stuckman, Ruth Sutton,
Shirley Thomas, Linda Hardie and Evie Aiken.
Seated are Susan Roof and Charlotte Dewberry.
CGC members Heidi and Margie won door prizes.
Pictured left to right are Charlotte Dewberry, Heidi Stuckman, Margie Smith, Linda Hardie, Ruth Sutton, Shirley Thomas and Diane Morgan.