Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop Honors Durham Service Groups

Recognizing service members has long been a mission of the Heritage Garden Club in Durham.

In addition to the Poinsettia Project for Veterans at the Durham VA Chapel, the WWI Centennial Poppy Project and housing donations to Maple Court and CASA apartments, the Heritage Garden Club has also turn its November meeting into a garage floral workshop to create dried Thanksgiving arrangements that each lady then gives to a public service organization in the Durham or Triangle area.

“Public employees like the police and fire men are not always thanked; this is Thanksgiving, and we want the rank and file worker to know we appreciate all they do for our community,” said Heritage Garden Club Past President Marcia Loudon.

“The workshop gives us a challenge to use plant material from our yards in a season of the year we don’t often think about when we decorate. Many arrangements are dry and can be uplifted with new greenery as Christmas approaches,” said Loudon who took her dried arrangement to the Durham Southeastern Regional Library.

This is the third year Heritage GC has made dried arrangements for service members, plus the activity also counts as a garden club project submission for various annual awards given by The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. for community beautification.

Photos by Marcia Loudon of the Heritage Garden Club.

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