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Garden club to kick off season

HAGUE-The Carillon Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, March 17, at the Hague Community Building on Route 8.

The business meeting will start at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and then the featured speaker at 1 p.m. Members should bring their own lunches, but desserts and beverages are provided.

Hostesses in March are Cathie Burdick, Nancy Law and Joyce Mouradian.

Kathy Linker, a member of the New York State Bluebird Society and the Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club, will present "Bluebirds Up Close and Personal," a program featuring a DVD of baby bluebirds growing up. She will also talk about how to attract bluebird families to a back yard.

The Carillon Garden Club meets on the third Thursday each month, March to December, with a variety of programs. Visitors and anyone interested in joining the club are always welcome. In addition to regular monthly meetings, club members also plant and maintain several gardens in Hague and Ticonderoga and promote youth activities as well. A flower show is being planned for October.

The objectives of the club are to promote interest in gardening; to aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources; to protect civic beauty; and to study and advance the fine arts of gardening, landscape design, floral design and horticulture. The Carillon Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Atlantic Region and the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc., District IV. It is a non-profit organization.

For more information about the club, call club President Betty Rettig at 585-7247 or Joyce Cooper, membership chairwoman, at 585-2640.

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