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Our Garden Club Earns Awards!!

20 May 2020

Though we have been in our homes for quite a while, the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club does have some things to celebrate. The club earned many awards for its accomplishments this past year. These awards are usually presented at the Piedmont District Spring Meeting in Richmond, but unfortunately this could not happen because of the corona virus pandemic. To share all the clubs accomplishments, a special edition of Footprints, the district’s quarterly paper, was published to announce the awards on the district and state garden club levels.

CBGC is especially proud of its accomplishments and recognition for contributions to the local community. CBGC earned an Honorable Mention for its hard work during National Garden Week. The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum helped with this project. "The Saved Seed" educational project, the club Yearbook, and its Website all received Red Ribbons. Blue Ribbons were earned for the Flower Show Schedule and Youth Horticulture Education. The Blue Ribbons were recognized at the state level as well.

The Publicity Press Book earned a first place on the state level from the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Members of the club have missed the club meetings, special events, and meeting up with friends, but the beautiful spring weather and free time have given everyone the opportunity to work in their own gardens. The gardens this spring are absolutely beautiful!

Now it’s time to begin planning for next year. Members are using video chat and other online tools to collaborate on next year's programs. Everyone is looking forward to getting together with current and new members this fall.

As state restrictions relax and businesses open up, please adhere to government health and safety guidelines, use good judgement and stay safe.

Article by Karen Luzuriaga. Photos by Patsy Sylvia.


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