Civic Garden Club continued its 75th anniversary theme "Celebrate" by spotlighting outreach to the community. David Hampton, executive director of Fuller Center for Housing (formerly Habitat for Humanity), presented an overview of the services provided by the center.

Under its new name, the Fuller Center is able to focus more on needs of the community such as roof leaks and handicap ramps. By removing former restrictions, individuals are able to purchase products and repay Fuller Center at their own pace, without interest being added.

Kim Gore, president, conducted the business meeting following the program. Hostesses Diana Ponder, Patty Sanders and Joy Jordan provided refreshments on a lovely Thanksgiving-themed table.

Betty Lee gave the monthly horticulture tip by demonstrating the proper care of garden tools. Using a "diamond" sharpener and sandpaper to remove rust will restore them for use again in the spring

Awards Chairman Lavada Thomas announced the following winners of horticulture specimens: Marilyn Martin, (5) firsts; Patty Sanders, (5) firsts, and a first on her mixed container plant; Rita Thompson, (3) firsts; Joy Borders, (2) firsts; and Judy Wilkins, (5) firsts.

Patty Sanders was winner of the monthly raffle, and Judy Wilkins won the drawing for the Thanksgiving turkey.

The December meeting will be a Christmas lunch and gift exchange at Jack Ryan's.

Attending were Wanda Bittick, Joy Borders, Martha Clark, Alma Nell Farmer, Kim Gore, Erin Gore, Pam Horton, Joy Jordan, Faye King, Betty Lee, Marilyn Martin, Diana Ponder, Louise Raby, Patty Sanders, Lavada Thomas, Rita Thompson, Judy Wilkins and guest David Hampton.

– Courtesy Report


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