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"Dancing Cheek to Cheek?" By Lila Johnson

Well, not exactly cheek to cheek, but Garden Club did waltz into its first face-to-face meeting since March of 2020.  It was a jovial meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s newly spruced up conference room, complete with new lighting and a much-appreciated new PA system. Wearing masks was required, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of those attending!
The Mill Creek Garden Club food drive crew with their own turkey! Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Garden Club.

By Lila Johnson, Mill Creek Garden Club Publicity Chair, November 10, 2021.

Well, not exactly cheek to cheek, but Garden Club did waltz into its first face-to-face meeting since March of 2020.

It was a jovial meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s newly spruced up conference room, complete with new lighting and a much-appreciated new PA system.

Wearing masks was required, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of those attending!

As our ladies checked in, they found wonderful Raffle Baskets that “dazzled the eyes off” as President Lyndal Kennedy described them. With raffle tickets in hand, members found their seats at the round tables which were bedecked with large burlap-wrapped blooming hellebores perfect for planting outside.

As a fundraiser, members were able to purchase a packet of note cards featuring an emerging butterfly designed by our own Lyndal Kennedy. They sold out!  More are on the way however!

The members were informed and entertained by guest speaker Jerelyn Resnick who spoke about Gardening for Pollinators. It’s always a challenge to bring more bees, butterflies, and birds into our gardens, but it is a worthy endeavor, and they are just so much fun to watch!   

As is our Garden Club tradition, members brought non-perishable food and cash donations to the November meeting for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. On hand to help Kathy Thomas at the meeting were Gail Fraioli and Linda Myers.

There was also a drop off the next day at Nancy Hedge’s Mill Creek driveway for our ladies who could not attend the Tuesday meeting.

On hand to unload cars and hand out “thank you” treats was our very own “Turkey” …..Kathy Thomas, of course. It’s fair to say, she made everyone smile.

She had help from Nancy Hedges, Connie Hannam, Lyndal Kennedy, April Guentz, and Kathy Meyer-Dessing.

Our caring Garden Club women donated 826 lbs. of food and $552.54. Great job ladies!

Plans are bubbling over for our traditional December Christmas Party……. a not-to-be missed gathering dripping with spirit, Toys for Tots donations and Christmas cheer. And maybe even some dancing!

Well, not exactly cheek to cheek, but Garden Club did waltz into its first face-to-face meeting since March of 2020.  It was a jovial meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s newly spruced up conference room, complete with new lighting and a much-appreciated new PA system. Wearing masks was required, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of those attending!

Mill Creek Garden Club welcome back hellebores centerpiece. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Garden Club.

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