Members of the Lintonia Garden Club recently attended the River Road District Fall Meeting of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, where they received several awards. Pictured from left are Elouise Upchurch, Louise Dixon, Lois Ward, Peggy Saxton, Donna Powell, Marietta Wilkinson, Ruby Gilliam and Dianne Collins.Special to The Herald
The River Road District Fall Meeting of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc. was held recently in Stoneville at the Capps Building. This event was hosted by the Leland-Deer Creek Garden Club, and there were 89 attendees present. Lintonia Garden Club of Yazoo City had nine ladies in attendance. The theme was “Gardeners’ Hands in Service.”
During the awards presentation, Lintonia Garden Club received the following awards: Certificate of Appreciation as a Blue Ribbon Club, Certificate of Merit for Garden Therapy, Trees and/or Urban Forestry and Community Service. A Certificate of Appreciation was given for the Governor’s Mansion Landscape Fund and the Lanoux Youth Nature Camp. A Participation Citation was presented for the Plantings for Public and Special Places by the National Garden Clubs Inc.
An invitation to the 2013 Spring Workshop was given by the Four Seasons Garden Club President, Ms. Jeanne Santmyer, and Lintonia Garden Club President, Dr. Elouise Upchurch. Door prizes were given, and the luncheon concluded the meeting.