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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:57 PM


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DELPHOS—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club met for their regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon at the First Edition Building.


Club members have been busy planning a 65th anniversary celebration display to be shown at the Allen County Fair during its run Aug. 17-24. The preliminary design concept is a colorful, tri-fold pictorial display of members of the group and their activities since its inception.


They also discussed donations for new plant stands to be used at the Allen County Fair, scheduled volunteers to work at the fair and discussed the Christmas display at the Canal Commission.

President Judy Jester said the Lima Garden Club representatives met recently and decided to buy new plant stands for the plant displays shown during the fair.

“Plants were overcrowded hanging from the racks last year,” Jester said.

Members of the club voted in May to donate money toward the new stands for this year’s show. So far, the Green Thumbs have not heard back from the Lima Garden Club on the acceptance of the donation. Jester expressed her frustration with the lack of communication between the Lima club and the Green Thumbs with both the club’s proposed donation and much needed fair information.

Allen County Fair Committee chair Carol Grothouse spoke on the club’s involvement with and preparations for the Allen County Fair.

Members will volunteer their time to oversee exhibition and judging areas. The Lima clubs, Happy Hours and Lima Garden Club, are helping with the setup and tear down of the show.

“We will watch people and make sure they don’t handle plant arrangements and keep the area clean and straightened,” Jester said.

Last year, the fair board wanted volunteers to pay for parking before the fair started. Jester and the rest of the members agreed that volunteers should be able to park for free.

“We need to figure out how many tickets we need and how the hostessing schedule is set up,” Grothouse said.

Jester reminded members to start thinking about the Christmas display at the Canal Commission. In addition, the Christmas Party Committee: Liesalore Waldick, Judy Pohlman and Carol Grothouse; is requesting the group to gather ideas for the annual party.

Members were treated to a luncheon presented by hostesses Louise Sroufe and LouAnna Hanshumaker followed by a demonstration of making and tasting a variety of “Super Smoothies —Weight-Conscious Concoction, Energy Elixir and Immune Booster” by Tricia Morris. Morris also presented nutritional information on fresh fruits and their beneficial vitamins.

The Green Thumb Garden Club’s next meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the First Edition Building. Members are asked to bring a brown bag lunch with them.

The club is always looking for new members and welcomes interested potential members to attend meetings. For more information on the club, contact Judy Jester @ 419-692-2913.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:16 AM

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