Earth Day topic of April garden club meeting

May. 23, 2013 @ 09:24 PM


The Daisy Garden Club held its April meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant in Henderson.

Members placed a large yellow and cream-colored vase on the center table of the room, which was filled with silk yellow lilies, sunflowers and daisies.

Leading the devotion was Edith Carroll, with the group singing the club’s song. Afterward, she read the North Carolina Federation of Garden Club Official Collect, following it up with a prayer.

The business session was conducted by Barbara Carroll. Then, Vivian Bullock distributed information about the N.C. Federation of Garden Clubs, District 9 Tea and Floral Show; and from the meeting of the N.C. Federation of Garden Clubs Executive Board.

Each member received a color photocopy of the club’s anniversary picture (published in the Dispatch back in March) as a gift from Delores Green.

In her program on “Earth Day, Be Green,” Velma Steed shared information on ways to help preserve the planet by sustaining the environment. After listing several lifestyle changes (such as riding a bike or walking short distances; and eating more vegetables and fruit, and less meat) people could implement toward this end, she described how different types of plastic are recycled.

Carolyn Green blessed the food and members sang “Happy Birthday” to fellow member, Naomi Dixon.

Designated as International Mother Earth Day by a resolution adopted by the United Nations in 2009, Earth Day is observed each year April 22.