Members of the Fayette Garden Club were greeted by hostess Pat Parsons as they arrived for their September meeting. Assisting hostess was Debbie Carr.
Members brought items for the white elephant sale, and seeds and plants for the seed and plant exchange.
President Pam Rhoads opened the meeting with a poem entitled “Rainbow Bridge,” written by an unknown author.
Roll call was answered by members giving the names of their favorite fall flower. Some of the flowers mentioned were mums, sunflowers, asters, and silver lace vine.
Secretary Susan Meriweather gave her report and it was approved as read. Treasurer Debbie Carr’s report was given and it was approved as read.
Linda Morgan gave an update on the program book for the new year and also discussed the upcoming Region 16 fall meeting to be held on Oct. 12 at Bellbrook, Ohio.
The flower of the month was Coral Bells, which are also known as alumroot. This perennial plant is very hardy and is often listed as an evergreen in many climates. The spikes of tall, bell-shaped blooms are where the coral bells get their name and the foliage is also very impressive. They bloom in late spring to early summer with colors ranging from white, to light coral and deep red. Hummingbirds are also attracted to this plant.
Outgoing president Pam Rhoads installed the officers for the next two years. They are president Marjorie Clifford, vice president Linda Morgan, secretary Pam Rhoads, treasurer Debbie Carr, assistant treasurer Pat Parsons, and assistant publicity Mary Estle. Pam presented tea cups and tea to each new officer. She also presented a gift of appreciation to her officers that served during her term in office.
Members gathered around the table filled with items for the white elephant sale and bids were made on items selected.
A delicious ice cream cake was served to the following members: Marjorie Clifford, Mary Estle, Lynn Maust, Connie Meriweather, Susie Meriweather, Joanne Montgomery, Linda Morgan, Pat Parsons, Pam Rhoads, Barbara Sams and Linda Warfield.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 13 at the home of Pam Rhoads.