National Garden Club Week Library Display

The Garden Club at Palm Coast has a display in honor of National Garden Club Week which runs from 06/05 to 06/11 at Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast. The display was arranged by Nancy Iandoli and can be seen at the Library throughout the month of June.

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Installation of New Officers

At our last General Meeting and BBQ luncheon on May 9, we had the Installation of officers and awarded the Student Scholarships.

We also had Linda Hensler and Sue Bara enter the Standard Flower Show on May 6 & 7 in St. Augustine sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine. District IV and Linda won Second place red ribbon with a 90+ score and Sue also won a second-place red ribbon and they had a display table at the meeting with their results! Great job ladies!

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City of Palm Coast Arbor Day 2022

The Garden Club at Palm Coast also attended the City Arbor Day celebration that was held on May 7, 2022, at Town Center. As in previous years, we had a booth giving away a free plant for any donation to the Student Scholarship Fund, as well as providing Club application forms and several informative handouts. The City gave away free trees for a donation or can goods. There were also butterflies that were released.

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2022 Arbor Day Memorial & Tree Planting

We held our annual Club Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony on May 13th along the St. Joe Walkway in Linear Park off Colbert Lane.

The Garden Club at Palm Coast held its annual Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony on May 13th at St. Joe Walkway at Linear Park in Palm Coast. The four members who were honored are Angela Ricci (2019), Shirley Stubbendick (2020), Joseph Fontaine, and Jane Culpepper (2021).

Assisted by the City of Palm Coast, a Japanese blueberry tree and a bottlebrush tree were planted along with an engraved bronze plaque with the names of those remembered. The ceremony was started by our past president Robert Tabit who led the Pledge of Allegiance and included speeches by Denise Garcia, our new Club President, and Denise Bevan, the Palm Coast City Manager. Pastor Jack Pladdys for the Palm Coast Bible Church gave the Invocation.

Family members of those being remembered in attendance were:

In Remembrance of Angela Ricci – Alfred Ricci (husband), Nina Ricci (daughter)
In Remembrance of Joseph Fontaine – Dr. M. Frances Fontaine (wife)
In Remembrance of Jane Culpepper – Mrs. Suzanne Wheeler (neice)

The garden can be enjoyed at St. Joe Walkway at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast (off Colbert Lane).

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Garden Club at Palm Coast Present Scholarships to High School Students

The 2021-2022 Garden Club at Palm Coast Scholarship Committee awarded four $1,000 scholarships at the Senior Scholarship Night held on May 2nd to the following seniors: Olivia Denino, FPCHS, Gabriella Monroe, FPCHS, Alyssa Sa, Matanzas HS, and Victoria Wilcox, Matanzas HS. Congratulations and best of luck to them. They all have career ambitions to become involved in environmental health sciences.

Each student submitted their application to the Flagler County Education Foundation and was forwarded to the Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee. The committee then votes on which students meet the criteria set by the committee and the Garden Club. They look for students that will pursue careers in environmental studies. Scholarship funds come from the proceeds at club events during the year. The club’s biggest annual fund raiser is the Spring Festival and Plant Sale which is held in April. The Garden Club at Palm Coast held several other fund raisers this year (Treasures in the Attic Sale, Fashion Show hosted by Chez Jacqueline, plant sales by the Propagation Guild) and some of those proceeds were earmarked for community scholarships. The club had great success with all the fund-raising events in the 2021-2022 season. Thank you to all who came out to support our events.

The Garden Club at Palm Coast was established in 1975 and at the close of our 2021-2022 season has 201 members. Meetings are held from September through May at the VFW on Old Kings Road on the second Monday of the month at 1:00PM.

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