WACGC Sponsors “Simply Southern…favorites”

The WACGC presented an outstanding Standard Flower Show May 25, 2017 at the Colonial Heritage Clubhouse.  Forty-one design entries, fifty-three horticulture entries, and three Special Educational Exhibits composed the show.  The show was judged by a panel of nine Accredited Flower Show judges on the day before.  The judges’ evaluation panel scored the show high enough to enter for a National Garden Clubs Council Flower Show Award. A book of evidence will be prepared and sent to apply for the award.

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The fun theme “Simply Southern…favorites” took the show “over the top” as Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler greeted guests to view the show and visit the Garden Mart on the Clubhouse Veranda!  A garden arbor, decorated with fresh Magnolia leaves, poet’s laurel and live Spanish Moss welcomed guests into the show.  Designs – on tables, pedestals, floor designs, and petite designs, also on pedestals, filled one room while table designs – capsule, functional, and exhibition filled another.  Horticulture specimens, properly named with genus, species, and common names, filled another room.  The Bird Girl from The Garden of Good and Evil welcomed guests into the horticulture exhibits properly named “Gardens of the South”

The Special Exhibits featured:  The Frightened Frog, Save the Rivah!,and Butterflies.  These exhibits were displayed in the rear hallway of the Clubhouse.

 

These entries won top NGC awards:

 

Division I – Horticulture

Award of Horticultural Excellence:  Elizabeth Brown, Lake Smith Terrace Garden Club,

Virginia Beach

Award of Merit:  Frances Thrash, Lynnhaven Heritage Garden Club, Virginia Beach

Award of Merit:  Barbara Eddins, Dogwood Garden Club, Williamsburg

 

Division II – Design

Petite Design:                    Emily McDowell, Kingspoint Garden Club, Williamsburg

Tricolor Award:  Frances Thrash, Lynnhaven Heritage Garden Club, Virginia Beach

Table Artistry Award:  Rose Marie Crocco, Colonial Heritage Garden Club, Williamsburg

Award of Design Excellence: Emily McDowell, Kingspoint Garden Club, Williamsburg

 

Division III – Special Exhibits

Educational Top Exhibitor Award:  Gloria Nelson, Colonial Heritage Garden Club, Williamsburg

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WACGC May General Meeting and Installation of 2017-2019 officers

The WACGC 2017 annual meeting and installation of officers was well attended by 100 members and four guests at Colonial Heritage on May 25th. Dogwood and Toano Garden Clubs served as hostesses for registration and donated the centerpieces.

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Hostesses by  members of Dogwood and Toano Garden clubs

The business meeting included reports by Continuing Projects Chairman, Ruth Maruca and the History of the 2015-17 administration by Historian, Betsy Edwards.

Marijane Harper installed the new slate of  officers for 2017-2019. They are: Terry sisto, President-Ford’s Colony Garden Club; Rose Marie Crocco,  Vice President- Colonial Heritage Garden Club; Terry Buntrock, Recording Secretary- Williamsburg Garden Club; Janet Smith, Corresponding Secretary-Green Spring Garden Club; and Mary Ellen Schiavone, Treasurer- Brandon Woods Garden Club.

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(From left ) Marijane Harper, Terry Sisto,  Rose Marie Crocco, Terry Buntrock,  Janet Smith, and Mary Ellen Schiavone.

Glenda Knowles, outgoing President, presented the gavel to new president, Terry Sisto.

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(left) Glenda Knowles and (right) Terry Sisto

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WACGC June Newsletter

The Council Newsletter is published monthly and distributed to WACGC Officers,
Standing Committee Chairmen, Garden Club Presidents, Council Representatives,
Arbor Day Committee Members, and WACGC Past Presidents. For a copy of the June 2017 newsletter, click  hereJune WACGC 2017 newsltr

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WACGC May Newsletter

The Council Newsletter is published monthly and distributed to WACGC Officers,
Standing Committee Chairmen, Garden Club Presidents, Council Representatives,
Arbor Day Committee Members, and WACGC Past Presidents. For a copy of the May 2017 newsletter, click  here May WACGC 2017 newsltr

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Members Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Baldwin Garden, named for Dr. John Baldwin a former professor at the College of William and Mary. John McFarlane and Ben Owen from the college were on hand to give members the history along with Ruth Maruca, Contiuing Projects Chairman for the Council. Glenda Knowles welcomed all in attendance and also furnished the refreshments.

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Also pictured are: back row-Loy Holt, Marijane Harper, Kate Wilhide, Ellen Schiavone, McFarlane, Karen Jamison, Owen, M’Liz Parkhurst, Beverley Smith. Front Row-Terry Sisto, Geneva Hunt, Maruca, and Knowles.

Members Celebrate 40th Anniversary

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WACGC April Newsletter

The Council Newsletter is published monthly and distributed to WACGC Officers,
Standing Committee Chairmen, Garden Club Presidents, Council Representatives,
Arbor Day Committee Members, and WACGC Past Presidents. For a copy of the April 2017 newsletter, click  here WACGC April 2017 newsltr

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Council Members Dedicate White Pine Tree in Bicentennial Park

Members of the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs attended a tree dedication ceremony in Bi-Centennial Park prior to the 32nd Arbor Day Ceremony held in conjunction with the City of Williamsburg. A White Pine tree was plated in Bi-Centennial Park under the supervision of Will Fidler, Landscape Superintendent, City of Williamsburg, and Coordinated by Ruth Maruca, Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs.
Attending the dedication ceremony are:  Bev Baker-Berkeley Garden Club; Ruth Maruca-Berkeley Garden Club; Judy Casone-Berkeley Garden Club; Loy Holt-Berkeley Garden Club; Jane Filz-Green Spring Garden Club; Glenda Knowles-Berkeley and Colonial Heritage Garden Clubs; Geneva Hunt-Dogwood Garden Club of Queens Lake; Ellen Schiavone-Brandon Woods Garden Club; Betsy Edwards-Colonial Heritage Garden Club; Karen Jamison-Williamsburg Garden Club;Yuko Molineux-Kingspoint Garden Club;  From the City of Williamsburg-Will Fidler; Bob Iversen; and Lucas Jenne.
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