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Garden club to begin new year

March 15 meeting in Hague

The officers of the Carillon Garden Club have been busy making plans for the 2012-2013 club year.  From left are: Joyce Cooper, first vice president; Margaret Howe, treasurer; Katherine Webber, corresponding secretary; Ann Westervelt, secretary; Anna Pound, second vice president/program chair; and Betty Rettig, president.

The officers of the Carillon Garden Club have been busy making plans for the 2012-2013 club year. From left are: Joyce Cooper, first vice president; Margaret Howe, treasurer; Katherine Webber, corresponding secretary; Ann Westervelt, secretary; Anna Pound, second vice president/program chair; and Betty Rettig, president.

— The Carillon Garden Club will start its new club year on Thursday, March 15, with a regular business meeting at the Hague Community Center on Route 8 in Hague at 10 a.m.

At 11:15, guest speaker, Nancy Wotton Scarzello, noted area herbalist and naturalist, will give a power point presentation about healing plants growing in backyards, gardens and neighborhoods. Members and guests will learn about common and not so common uses for herbs that are nearby. The public is welcome.

Following the program, desserts and beverages will be served to accompany a bring-your-own lunch. Club members Sue Johnson, Toni O’Bryan and Betty Rettig are the hostesses.

The Carillon Garden Club was founded in 1974 and now has 49 members. The objectives of the club are to promote interest in gardening, aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, protect civic beauty, and to study and advance the fine arts of gardening, landscape design, floral design and horticulture. The club is a 501 (c) (3) organization and is affiliated with the National Garden Clubs, Inc, the Federated Garden Clubs of NY State and District IV of the FGCNYS.

Each year the Carillon Garden Club promotes civic beauty by planting flowers at Heritage Commons, the post office and entryway gardens in Ticonderoga as well as maintaining the entryway garden at the visitor’s building in Hague.

New members are encouraged to join and share in the projects, the informative meetings and fellowship with other gardeners.

For more information, call President Betty Rettig at 585-7247 or First Vice President Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.

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