The Arts and Flowers Garden Club met for its November meeting at the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church with Sue Garrett, Tunia McClure and Maggie Tuggle serving as hostess.

The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag and the club collect. Fifteen members and one guest responded to the roll call, Your Favorite Bird. The minutes and treasurer’s report were given and accepted without any corrections or additions.

The president, Linda Cornelius, reported on the committee work thus far for The Garden Club of Indiana (TGCI) State Convention to be held Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at the Gasthof Amish Village in Montgomery.

Four speakers have been secured for the TGCI event. The theme “Pieces of the Past” will be carried out with speakers, crafts and antiques. Sandy Noble Barton, a Daviess County native, will open the session with presentation of “Aunt Verbena,” a civil war character. Peggy Taylor, an artesian from Loom Hall LLC, will demonstrate weaving and using plants to die cloth. Kathleen Crews, a former Lincoln Park trail guide, and Jenny Mead Nettles, also a Daviess County native from Green Fins, will each be contributors at this event

At the Presidents’ Banquet each attendee is invited to dress as their favorite First Lady. Each club in the district is to supply a raffle basket and items for the ways and means tables.

Cornelius encouraged members to attend a one-day workshop offered in Sullivan at the county fairgrounds, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, entitled “Bee’s, Tea’s and Pollinators Please.” Reservations due by Jan. 1.

The program by De Odell, a community member well known for her witty repertoire, presented “Do You Hear What I Hear,” an educational and entertaining presentation to teach us to identify birds from our area by both sight and sound. Besides the recordings of each bird, Odell provided references where we could look up and study on our own. It was an eye opening experience.

The next meeting will be the Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Christ United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m.

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