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Community thanked for support of successful ‘Spring Happening’


NEW OFFICERS—Billie Noack (L) officiated at the installation of officers for Linwood Acres Garden Club during its April 10 meeting. They will serve through May 2015. New officers are Janice King, president; Barbara McWhirter, vice-president; Carrie Beth Cantu, secretary; Joy Reagan, treasurer. NEW OFFICERS—Billie Noack (L) officiated at the installation of officers for Linwood Acres Garden Club during its April 10 meeting. They will serve through May 2015. New officers are Janice King, president; Barbara McWhirter, vice-president; Carrie Beth Cantu, secretary; Joy Reagan, treasurer. Linwood Acres Garden Club met April 10 at the home of Margo Gilless. Carrie Beth Cantu gave a presentation on “Gardening Solutions from Your Kitchen.”

She said WD-40 keeps flies off cows and dogs, keeps pigeons off balconies, and takes the sting out of fire ant bites. She also noted scarecrows, hanging pie pans and streamers work well but must be moved around “because critters are smart and adjust to them.”

Spring Happening—This year's theme for the Spring Happening was “Celebrate Spring.” A scene- scape of gardening equipment, tools, soil, plants and fertilizers was the first thing guests saw as they approached the building. Inside, 10 dining tables were decorated by club members carrying out the theme. Table decor included:

• Ceramic bird houses with mock orange blossoms.

• A metal bird cage with a sitting bird surrounded by flowers and nest.

• A metal and wooden bird cage surrounded by birds, a smaller bird house, a sculpture and red lilies on a bed of green.

• A tree of deer antlers surrounded by sunflowers and bluebonnets.

• Driftwood with willowy yellow flowers and sea shells on a bed of aqua.

• A large hen and a rooster with an array of flowers.

• Different types of metal watering cans and buckets filled with peace roses.

• Humming birds and irises.

• Flowers of purples, lavenders and white in old-fashioned vases.

• Flowers of yel lows and orange arranged like a chandelier.

Thanks—Linwood Acres Club thanks the community for making Spring Happening a success. It is the club’s main yearly fund-raiser and it enabled the club to fund its scholarship and other community projects. Linwood Acres, a non-profit organization, puts its proceeds back into community through gardening and beautification projects, donations to civic organizations, and scholarships.

Next meeting—The club will meet May 8 at the home of Melba Luker. Theme will be “Water Features” and members will tour gardens with ponds and conclude with a salad luncheon. Members will each bring a salad. Anyone interested in attending, call Margo Gilless, 446-4757, or Janice King, 446-4262.—Reported by Janice King


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