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Club holds meeting

The January meeting of Redbud Garden Club was held Jan. 24 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Dottie Fahrner and Liz Dunn were hostesses. Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Joyce Keith and Elsie Towler presented “Between the Bookends.”

Barbara Stimpson poses her Biedermeier arrangement, which included a bird’s nest.

“They gave members a preview some of the books the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners have given to the three local public libraries (Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward) since 2012,” club officials said in a press release. “Selections included many interesting children’s books, a subscription to Virginia Gardener magazine and a wide variety of gardening books for adults. Sets of gardening DVDs are available to patrons as well. Members were given a list of the books so they could easily find them at their library.”

For the exhibit “Old Country” (a Biedermeier design), blue ribbons were awarded to Dottie Fahrner, Janet Higgins, Sarah Schember, Jo Smith and Barbara Stimpson. Joyce Thompson received a red ribbon. “Green is Beautiful” (a horizontal arrangement of fresh greens in a footed container) earned blue ribbons for Liz Dunn, Janet Higgins and Alice Metts. Red ribbons went to April McBride, Geraldine Sanderson, Jo Smith and Jean Taylor, with a yellow going to Kate Shorter.