December 4, 2012
Area Garden Clubs Decorate Lodge
Following a long tradition, area garden clubs from Scioto, Pike and Lawrence counties gathered at Shawnee State Park and Resort’s Lodge on November 13 to transform the lodge into Christmas Central. High school honor societies from Minford, Clay and New Boston joined the garden clubs’ work force of approximately 120 workers. The results are several decorated areas, for example the lobby fireplace corner and 40 beautiful trees on three levels of the Lodge. The work force is supervised by Teri Book and Linda Warfield and is supported by the lodge maintenance crew. The Lodge kitchen crew supplies both breakfast and lunch.
The Lodge will hold an official open house on Sunday, December 9, beginning with a buffet dinner, and tours of the trees. Entertainment will be provided in the large conference room, beginning at 2:00 P.M., with a variety of local choirs, featuring holiday music. A contingency of vendors will be present with unique holiday wares and local Garden Clubs will serve as hosts. For dinner reservations and additional information call the Shawnee State Park and Resort’s Lodge at 740-858-6621.
Slocum Garden Club Plans Christmas Activities
Preparations to decorate Shawnee State Park and Resort’s Lodge for the Christmas holidays has been the autumn focus for the Slocum Garden Club. Members have gathered materials from outdoor venues to create ornaments for the trees at the Lodge during the Christmas holiday season. Lodge visitors will note an emphasis on feeding the birds and will enjoy critters hewn from pinecones, pods, seeds, twigs and branches. Some of these items will be offered for sale to the public at the Lodge’s Open House on Sunday, December 9. The club funds beautification and garden therapy programs through proceeds of such sales.
Slocum Garden Club celebrated their 62nd anniversary in November with a luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant. The program featured pictures of wild birds and the discussion centered on birds-calls of Ohio’s birds. via CDs provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. CDs of common birds, waterfowl and owls are available free through the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Wildlife.
On Thursday, December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glendale Community Center in Clarktown, Slocum Garden Club will join Minford and Willow Garden Club for a free Christmas Flower show. The December meeting will feature a club Christmas flower show at the home of Rose Mary Montavon.
Anyone interested in joining the club is encouraged to call 776-4005.