Garden club celebrates 60 years


Provided photo Geri Rea, first vice president of OAGC, presents a 60-year award to members of the Piqua Green Leaf Garden Club, left to right, Geri Rea, Shauna Bushnell, Ruth Cameron, Karen McNeil, Betty Thompson, Alice Gordon, and Penny Ada.


PIQUA — Founded in 1965, the Green Leaf Garden Club of Piqua is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

A member of the Ohio Associaion of Garden Clubs(OAGC), the Piqua club was awarded a 60-year certificate of membership at the spring meeting of OAGC Region 5. The meeting was held in Sidney. Presenting the certificate to Green Leaf Garden Club was Geri Rea, first vice president of OAGC.

Club members attending the meeting were Betty Thompson, vice president; Penny Adams, secretary; Alice Gordon, treasurer; Ruth Cameron, Shauna Bushnell, and Karen McNeil.

The Green Leaf Garden Club was founded for women who liked to garden and were interested in furthering their knowledge of plants and the environment, who wanted to learn more about gardening, and to pass that knowledge along to others.

In addition, they wanted to be able to help with civic beautification in Piqua, making the city surroundings enjoyable for residents and visitors.

Members of The Green Leaf Garden Club are currently responsible for the plantings at The Eagle on Nicklin Avenue, Veteran’s Garden at the Veteran’s Memorial, Rowan Park in Shawnee and the downtown area concrete and wrought iron planters. They also take participate in the Miami County Fair flower shows that are held every year during the Fair.

New members are always welcome to join current members in these and other activities. Visiting area garden spots and local points of interest are enjoyed as a group. Meetings are held monthly on the third Monday of the month.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary, the club had a garden luncheon and tea at the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast on Monday, Aug. 24.

There are five garden clubs in Miami County.

Provided photo Geri Rea, first vice president of OAGC, presents a 60-year award to members of the Piqua Green Leaf Garden Club, left to right, Geri Rea, Shauna Bushnell, Ruth Cameron, Karen McNeil, Betty Thompson, Alice Gordon, and Penny Ada.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Gardenclub.jpgProvided photo Geri Rea, first vice president of OAGC, presents a 60-year award to members of the Piqua Green Leaf Garden Club, left to right, Geri Rea, Shauna Bushnell, Ruth Cameron, Karen McNeil, Betty Thompson, Alice Gordon, and Penny Ada.
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