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Monroe Garden Club News for November and December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:41:33 PM - Monroe Ohio

by Peggy Abernathy

Ruth Ann Charles, past president of the Shovel and Hoe Garden Club, presided over the Installation of Officers for the 2011- 2012 year recently. Mrs. Charles used the OAGC Tree Ceremony for the oaths given to Tina Torres, Treasurer (pine); Peggy Abernathy, Secretary (cedar); Judy Shillinglaw, Vice President (red maple tree); Beth Heinkel, Co-President (oak); and Jessie Hull, Co-President (survivor Pear Tree).
Carolyn McGuire was welcomed as a new member at this time.

The November 18th meeting will be held in the James Monroe Community Room at 7:00 p.m. The program will be a collection of historical stories pertaining to Plants and Flowers that are revelant to Autumn, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

On Saturday, December 10th the club will be at the Monroe High School for “Breakfast with Santa” sponsored by the Monroe Area Community Foundation. At the Garden Club table, children will be making their own flower pens with the help from garden club members.

Guests are always welcomed at our meetings and activities.


The Monroe Garden Club will sponsor the Annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Judging will be Sunday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. To be judged you must register. To register please email Categories are Entryway, Most Effective Use of Lights, Religious, Child’s Delight and Business Display. Prizes will be awarded and Wooden Christmas Trees will be placed on the lawn of the homeowner until January 2, 2012. We have many beautiful Christmas displays in our city that are worthy of awards. Help make this our largest contest ever by entering your home or your neighbor’s display.

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