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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:28 AM


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DELPHOS — Last month, Green Thumb Garden Club members unanimously approved Judy Pohlman as the new vice president of the club. At Monday afternoon’s meeting at the library, she was officially installed into her accepted position.


Club members began preparing for the upcoming holiday season by finalizing the club’s Christmas Tree theme, which will be miniature plastic clay pots and watering cans brought into the meeting by Treasurer Karen Hartman. In addition, dried flowers like Hydrangea and Statice and decorated pine cones will be used to create ornaments for the tree, which will be on display at the Canal Commission this year. Christmas Tree Committee member Laura Roach said the Canal Commission will notify the club when to bring in the tree and set it up in the museum.


“We will decorate it sometime in the early part of November,” Roach stated.

Also, the club has been invited by Gary Levitt to hold its annual Christmas party at the Postal Museum, which will be on Dec. 11 and catered by a local restaurant. The buffet-style dinner will include chicken, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and a salad bar.

At roll call, members of the club were asked what their favorite gardening chore was. There was quite a mixed bag of answers ranging from watch it grow to planning the garden to planting bulbs to proclaiming a love for mulching.

In the Treasurer’s Report, Hartman said last month the club had a balance of $698.92 and after collecting the club’s annual membership dues and regional meeting fees and then paying bills — Arrow Printing for programs, Ohio Association of Garden Club for membership dues, the local hardware store for materials and regional meeting fees — the club was left with a balance of $574.37 in its account.

On Oct. 10, Club President Judy Jester, along with Pohlman, met with the two Lima garden clubs at the Allen County Fairgrounds to discuss plans for the next year’s flower show during the fair.

“We came up with the title ‘Around the World in 80 Days’,” Pohlman said. “We also tossed around the idea of having a third show, which was approved.”

Club members were not enthusiastic about the news. Over the years, the club’s membership has been dwindling — there are 19 — and the drive over to the fairgrounds is becoming more difficult for the older members to make. In addition, with the limited set of hands to help during the show, adding a third show would put a strain on the members who do volunteer and travel to work at the show.

“Both Lima clubs were adamant about a third show,” Jester said. “The flowers would be changed out more frequently with another show.”

Member Joan Geise said that there would be no arrangements in the second show.

“Fairy Gardens and Chair Gardens will be in the second show,” Jester stated. “Will there be enough room is the question?”

“Can we refuse to be a part of the show?” Roach asked.

“They said they would keep our duties at a minimum,” Jester answered.

Pohlman explained that people who enter arrangements into the shows may donate time overseeing the show.

The next monthly meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the First Edition Building of the Library.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:30 AM

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