70th Birthday GTGC

Members of the GTGC gather for the club’s 70th birthday at the home of Peggy Greene.

On Sept. 21, Green Thumb Garden Club members celebrated the club’s 70th birthday as they held its annual salad luncheon at the home of Peggy Greene. Other hostesses were Charlotte Hancock, Kathy Hightower, and Suzanne Wilson.

Greene’s home was beautifully decorated with sunflowers, mums, and assorted greenery. Arrangements were all made by Suzanne Wilson and placed throughout the home.

The meeting and celebration of the club’s milestone anniversary was dedicated with affection and sincere appreciation to living charter members Mrs. Harry Ormand, Jr. and Lafayette Short for their part in organizing The Green Thumb Garden Club on May 14, 1952.

The meeting was also dedicated to Eleene Cook for being the longest active member of Green Thumb, having been a member for 60 years. Today, Cook continues to share her love and knowledge of gardening.

Green Thumb remembered a long-time member, Martha Brewton, who died recently. President Angie Short lit a candle in memory of all the garden club members that have passed away during the last 70 years.

Green Thumb recently participated in the Redbud District Flower Show at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. The theme this year was “What’s Cookin’ Daisy?” Green Thumb won 12 blue ribbons, seven red ribbons, four yellow, and 10 honorable mention awards. Sarah Armstrong was presented an award of merit in the flower show.

Special thanks to Armstrong, Carey Elder, Janie Coggins, Debbie Gignilliat, Cathy Lee, Short, Tina Rogers, Deirdre Lawrence, Barbara Holloway, Wilson, and Cook for participating.

Fall is in the air and Green Thumb will soon be replanting the hanging baskets on the square and helping to decorate some of the storefronts downtown.

Happy gardening and happy Fall!

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