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Wesson Garden Club presents Magnolia Award

The Wesson Garden Club convened for its first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, February 9, at the American Legion Post 75.  Those in attendance were Marilyn Britt, Sonya Cowen, Robin Furr, Debbie Hoaglin, Denise Jackson, Beverly King, Mandy King, June Owens, Pam Owens, Jennifer Peets, Jean Ricks, Joy Phillips, Debbie Smith, Lisa Smith, Nikki Smith, Nancy Sullivan, and Dixie Thornton.  Hostesses for the meeting were Beverly King, Mandy King, and Pam Owens.

The meeting opened with the presentation of the Club’s Magnolia Award to Mr. Hubert Greer.  The Magnolia Award presented each January is the most prestigious award given by the Wesson Garden Club.  The award is designed to recognize and honor the home gardener with the most outstanding landscaped yard for the year and for their love of gardening.  Mr. Greer is recognized for his outstanding hard work of constantly maintaining a well groomed landscape year round that includes seasonal flowers, native trees and plants, accents, and shrubs.  The key criteria to receiving the Magnolia Award includes a consistently manicured yard, curb appeal, originality, use of native and seasonal plant material and creativity.  The recipient of this award must have previously received Yard of the Month within the current calendar year.

President Debbie Smith called the meeting to order, the Collect was recited and the Club entered into its business session!

A “Valentine’s Day” program was presented by Nancy Sullivan, Debbie Smith, and Dixie Thornton.  The ladies demonstrated simple but adorable Valentine’s creations along with basic flower arranging that were enjoyed by the Club members.

The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be March 9, 2021.

The Wesson Garden Club is a member of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. and The National Garden Clubs.