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McKenzie Garden Club News

Posted 10/9/19

The McKenzie Garden Club met Friday, September 27 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The meeting was called to order by President Myra Sasser. Devotional from the scriptures of Matthew was …

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McKenzie Garden Club News

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The McKenzie Garden Club met Friday, September 27 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The meeting was called to order by President Myra Sasser. Devotional from the scriptures of Matthew was read by Linda Howton. Roll call was done by Susan Lawrence with 14 members present. The financial report was read by Donna Ward, treasurer. Sunshine chairman, Gladys Patterson reported on cards sent.

Under old business, Victoria Ard made a motion current officers extend their terms to two years, the motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Under new business, a discussion regarding planting tulips along the sidewalks at Bethel College was held. A motion was made by Victoria Ard and seconded to plant tulips at Bethel this fall. It was noted that filter medium be used to deter any subterranial animals such as voles or moles.

Susan Lawrence introduced Peggy Eskew Allen as program speaker. Peggy is a native of Huntingdon and a member of Jackson Master Gardeners. Her topic was University of Tennessee Agriculture and its research programs. Members were given handouts entitled Land, Life, and Science, which emphasize the importance of 4-H and involving young people in the “Together We Grow” movement. This fundraiser will provide support that enables us to advance food, fiber and energy systems, which will enrich our economy, develop our workforce and strengthen our health. It was noted that Jason Reeves. a Carroll Countian, received the award given to a UT Ag. research employee who exhibits outstanding support services in his work as curator of the UT gardens in Jackson, Tennessee. The meeting was adjourned with the reading of the Collect. The club then enjoyed refreshments prepared by the hostesses, Victoria Ard and Marsha French. The October meeting will be at Lakeside Senior Living Community, October 25 at 1 p.m.

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