Monroe Garden Club
The Monroe Garden Club held their November meeting in the James Monroe Community Room. Hostesses were Florence McKinley and Mary Jo Bauer who served a delicious desert course.
Tracie Armbruster presented the program, “Getting Ready for the Holidays”. She indicated that the colors for this season were apple green, hot pinks and mauves in addition to the traditional red and green. Fruits of apples, pears Della Robia and trees topped with bows in ceramic pots can be used with fewer decorations. The solid berry look is in especially wreaths and trees. Other items that can be used are felt trees with miniatures, fruits and nuts for a “back to nature look”. Gingham and plaid ribbon especially red and black, vintage glass ornaments, tree toppers of stars, bows, streamers and stars will also be seen. Keep Christmas greens well hydrated. Peggy Hesson conducted the business meeting. The club will again sponsor the Christmas Lighting Contest on December 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Categories are Children’s Delight, Entry or Doorway, Most Effective Use of Lights and Business. Prizes will be awarded. Call Anna Hale, 539-9813 or Madonna Krol, 539-7101 to nominate yourself, your neighbor or friend. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Brenda and Ernie Wilson (Ernie’s Hair Place) for an outstanding fall display by Ellen Kinsey, awards chairwoman. Florence McKinley won a blue ribbon for her artistic exhibit, “Cornucopia”. The December meeting will be held at the Brandywine Inn on December 13th at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a gift exchange wrapped for judging. There will be no meeting in January. Guest are always welcome, please call Peggy Abernathy at 539-7892 for further information about the Garden Club.