Monday, April 25, 2016

Highlights from the 2016 GCNC Annual Meeting 'Un-Frozen'

The meeting's theme of "Unfrozen," e.g.
spring emerging through ice was captured in
table centerpieces like the Monday luncheon
featuring keynote speaker and gardening
 author Helen Yoest.
The Daylily Garden Club gathered to assemble their
daylily martini glass centerpieces for the Monday luncheon.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. celebrated the final emergence of spring. The meeting's theme "Un-Frozen" couldn't have been timed any better considering the last freeze for Durham County was just April 15.

Hosting group the Durham Council of Garden Clubs and one Croasdaile Garden Club member received awards during the Monday Awards Banquet. The Council won a first place blue ribbon for its 2015-2016 Yearbook, membership directory edited by President Trish Stewart. Linda Stewart of the Croasdaile Garden Club won the Member Award of Honor from the Southeast Atlantic Region (SAR) of the National Garden Club and GCNC. Winners of the GCNC Annual Flower Show "Let the Music Play" included blue ribbons for Pat Cashwell (Heritage Garden Club) Class 6 and Carol Sledge (Town & Country Garden Club) Class 8. Cashwell also won the Award of Design Excellence (Best in Show) and the Designer's Choice Award.

The Forest Hills Junior Garden Club was ratified
at the Youth Banquet Sunday evening.
Pictured: Durham Council of Garden Clubs President
Trish Stewart with Junior Club member Camilla Carrington.
Stewart was one of the original members of the
FH Junior Club in 1959.

Blue ribbon-winning arrangement, Class 8 
'Green Eyes' by Carol Sledge of the
Town & Country Garden Club.

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