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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Hands-on holiday projects for Garden Club

November 10, 2016
By LINDA FRIEDLANDER , Lake Placid News

After having watched the demonstration of holiday centerpieces last week, we should be better able to assist residents of Uihlein make similar arrangements.

Now known at Ederwood of Uihlein, the former Uihlein Living Center on Old Military Road will be our destination this Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. With our input and guidance, residents will end up with some mid-table decor using either cornucopias or pumpkins.

Almost a month later, we will again help with a Christmas centerpiece workshop, Dec. 13 at the same hour, same place.

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A satisfied table of residents at Elderwood of Uihlein and Garden Club of Lake Placid volunteers sit after filling pumpkins with flowers for Thanksgiving.
(Provided photo)

Lisa Kirby of Lake Placid Flower and Gift Shop gave Garden Club members ideas and examples for our holiday tables earlier this week at a Crowne Plaza luncheon meeting Nov. 9. She did make use of a cornucopia and made a Christmas centerpiece to inspire us when we work at Elderwood on Tuesday and then again next month. Lisa also donates plant material for Elderwood's workshops led by Jenni McGrew, the facility's horticulture activities assistant.

As an aside, Jenni would like readers to know she needs birdfeeders and black oil birdseed for residents. If you wish to donate these items, you may drop off what you have at the facility.

"Birds are a source of delight for residents," she affirmed.

Putting together greenery swags next Thursday, Nov. 17, again challenges us. We will start at 10 a.m. in the Olympic Oval building. The Lake Placid Community Beautification Association and Garden Club join forces to create the swags which will adorn the village and surrounding areas. LPBCA provides greens, wire, bows and pine cones for the workers and also places the swags. Volunteers are not restricted to the Garden Club and all are welcome to help in the effort to beautify Lake Placid. If enough people show up, you may even be able to bring a swag home for yourself.

The club is proud to announce its recently elected slate of officers for 2017. Vice president Joan Donaldson is moving up to the presidency where Dot Beatty served so well for three years. Dot will then switch to fill Joan's current position. Other officers will remain the same: Margaret Daby as secretary, Sheila Venezia-Wescott as treasurer and Renate Schachenmayr, membership.

We thank the above and committee heads for their dedication, imagination and time which made our Garden Club even stronger and more successful with its 2016 "Bouquet of Events."

For more specifics about these or other Club programs, we invite you to visit our website at www.gardencluboflakeplacid.org.

 
 

 

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