Club shares flowery joy for Garden Week

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The Port St. Joe Garden Club celebrated National Garden Week from June 6 through 12 in conjunction with the National Garden Clubs.  Members met to assemble casual floral sprays in Mason jars embellished with burlap ribbon and raffia.  
This particular project was chosen to reach out to local establishments, to attract new members, and to spread joy with flowers. The arrangements were distributed to the Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf Hospital, the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, and various local businesses. 

National Garden Clubs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that coordinates with state and local garden clubs throughout the United States and abroad.  It is chartered to foster public interest in gardening, floral design, and environmental responsibility.

The Port St. Joe Garden Club, established in 1948, promotes horticulture and the conservation of soil and natural resources.  The group participates in beautification projects such as its recent partnership with the Boy Scouts to improve the landscaping of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society’s facility.  In addition, this organization has installed and maintains Blue Star markers as highway memorials to veterans of the US Armed Forces.  
Though the PSJ Garden Club takes a hiatus during the summer months, member Jeanne Schlichting organized an informal party last Thursday on the manicured grounds of the renovated garden center.  Follow the club on Facebook @portstjoegardenclub or email psjgardenclub@gmail.com for more information. 
The  PSJ Garden Center is a gem of a venue for showers, family reunions, and receptions.  Please contact rental coordinator Sue Meyer at 513-504-1679 for further details. 

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