Emerald Isle Garden Club of National Garden Clubs, Inc.,
and Town of Emerald Isle Dedicated NC 58 as Blue Star Memorial Highway
Under beautiful blue sunny November skies, Emerald Isle Garden Club members unveiled a Blue Star Memorial Marker on Highway NC58 in Emerald Isle. Fittingly, the ceremony on Veterans Day was attended by members of all branches of the US Armed Forces, active and retired. In all, more than 200 people were present to witness tributes to service men and women who have served, are serving and will serve our country. Patriotic music and speeches by military officials from the area were warmly received. Led by Commander Javier Delgado of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon, flags of each service branch were presented and members of that branch stood as Commander Delgado described the meaning of each flag. TV cameras captured the event as traffic was stopped and a moment of silence was observed for those who service members who sacrificed their lives for our country and a lone bugler played Taps. The ceremony ended on a high note when the Emerald Isle Youth Garden Club, The Green Thumbs, led by garden club members Denny Chase and April Hardee, and joined by the entire crowd, sang “God Bless America”.
Emerald Isle Mayor Proclaims November 11 as “Emerald Isle Garden Club Day”
During the Veterans Day ceremony to dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker on the town section of NC Highway 58, Mayor Eddie Barber proclaimed the day as “Emerald Isle Garden Club Day”. Mayor Barber presented a plaque to Garden Club President Jenny Marlowe and used the opportunity to thank the Garden Club for their long-standing efforts not only to beautify the town but to make it a better place to work and live.
Holden Beach Beautification Club 25th Anniversary
|The Holden Beach Beautification Club was honored by Alan Holden, Mayor of Holden Beach, and Board of Commissioners with a Resolution on September 8, 2015. The Resolution “recognizes the members of the club for their many past and ongoing contributions to the community.” HBBC designs, plants and maintains 6 gardens spaces across the island and the Town Hall landscaping. Thousands of bulbs and flowers are planted each fall and again each spring to beautify Holden Beach. HBBC also adds seasonal decor to public spaces throughout the year. The club has plans for a new garden this spring at the bridge on the mainland size to provide a lovely gateway onto Holden Beach.
The New Hanover Garden Club of Wilmington,one of the newest clubs in the state (ratified last September), completed their first project by planting a tree on Arbor Day. Friday, April 24th, the club members, with the help of two members’ husbands to dig the hole, planted a 10 gallon Red Bud in the garden at The Lower Cape Fear Hospice. The tree is located right outside of the patients’ rooms, and will be a source of beauty and shade for years to come.
65th TIDEWATER CAMELLIA CLUB SHOW
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Place: New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
Time: 1:00 until 5:00 P.M. – PLANT SALE STARTS AT 9:00 A. M.
Features: Sale of Camellias; Educational, Floral and Student Art Displays
A letter from the New Hanover GC to District 11 Director Linda McLendon
( New Hanover GC is a new club this year)
Thank YOU! I can’t tell you how excited I am about our new club! In my opinion, I believe there has been a ‘need’ for another club in our area for quite some time, and I am truly humbled to have this opportunity to address that need through the New Hanover Garden Club. For me, gardening is more than a hobby but a love! It’s a source of personal peace, satisfaction, wonderful therapy and fellowship with God, so I welcome the opportunity to introduce and share these benefits with others. It is an honor and a privilege for me and our club members to be part of District 11 and garden clubs in the great State of North Carolina! Thank you for your willingness to assist us in any way, and I look forward to meeting you soon.
Blessings to you,