Heritage Garden Club News
Although the garden party of the Heritage Garden Club which met on June 4 at Judy Warn’s home had to be moved inside due to the inclement weather, this change did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 15 ladies of the club who attended.
They donned their best finery including a variety of hats, many of which included a floral motif. An English style high tea was served at tables adorned with lace tablecloths, Haviland china and floral arrangements. The menu consisted of three courses beginning with a variety of tea sandwiches followed by scones served with strawberry jam, clotted cream and lemon curd and concluding with a variety of cookies and tarts. The leisurely tea harkened back to a previous era when time moved more slowly and friends gathered to enjoy each other’s company.
Following the tea, President Barb Andrus conducted a short business meeting which began with the Pledge of Allegiance. A date was set to meet in Troy to plant the many hanging baskets along Elmira and Canton Streets. She reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Star Memorial held at the Bradford County Manor. The club would like to thank Lori Foust, Jim Shadduck and everyone who was involved in making this a very memorable event to honor present, past, and future veterans. A dedication ceremony is planned for this fall.
Judy Warn displayed the bronze plaque which will be placed in the Mitchell House Herb Garden at Alparon Park to honor the memory of Mary Slingerman, who was a long time member of the club who loved to work in the garden.
Dr. Crawford Holmes, whose home is located on Lake Nephawin in Canton, is hosting a tour of his beautiful hosta gardens on June 20 at 11 a.m. Members of the club who are planning to attend should bring a brown bag lunch and meet at the Methodist parking lot at 10:15 a.m.
The Heritage Garden Club of Troy is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. New members are always welcome. Information about the club is available by calling Barb Andrus at 297-3043.