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Red Bud Garden Club elects officers

The Redbud Garden Club held its June meeting in the backyard of Geraldine Sanderson’s home.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was the club’s first meeting since February.

The meeting served as a business meeting to outline the upcoming programs and exhibits for the year, install officers, and present awards to the members who had excelled the previous year.

The new slate of officers include: Mary Hazlegrove, president; Janet Higgins, first vice-president; Geraldine Sanderson, second vice-president; Nancy Schaeffer, recording secretary; Sarah Schember, corresponding secretary; Dottie Fahrner, treasurer; and Ann Ligon, handbook editor. The Horticultural Award was presented to Nancy Schaeffer. Janet Higgins received the most points for the Arrangement Award. Geraldine Sanderson was awarded the Community Service Commendation.

Members winning ribbons for their topiary designs using fresh flowers entitled “Take Me to the Ball” were (blue) Ann Ligon, Nancy Schaeffer, and Sarah Schember, and (red) Janet Higgins and April McBride. Winners for “Summer Thyme,” which was a floral arrangement with herbs and summer accessories were (blue) Dottie Fahrner, Ann Ligon, Geraldine Sanderson, and Nancy Schaeffer, and (red) Janet Higgins and Joyce Thompson. Horticulture exhibitors were Rebecca Giles, Janet Higgins, Ann Ligon, Nancy Schaeffer, Sarah Schember and Joyce Thompson.