The Garden Club at Palm Coast was invited by the Historical Society at Holland Park to participate in Founder’s Day on October 28, 2023.
The Garden Club is one of the first organizations established in 1975. In 2020, our club sponsored a Boy Scott to create and plant the landscape design to beautify the area in front of the Museum, home of the “Garfield” turtle, as part of his Eagle Project. In 2021, the Museum featured the club, and we provided exhibits depicting our history with many photographs and a timeline documenting the club’s growth and participation in the community.
The club had three booths on Founder’s Day: The Arrangers’ Guild, who made fresh floral arrangements for sale and sold them all. The Propagation Guild displayed several varieties of plants for sale and did very well. They also had some items for sale made by “The Creative Team.” There was also a Membership booth for anyone wanting to join the club or just to get information.
The Arrangers’ Guild donated an arrangement, and the D.J. Vern of Surf 97.3 announced the winner to be whoever had the closest birthday and gave it to a very nice young lady as her “25th” birthday was the day before.
There were also food trucks, community organizations, and vendors. All in all, it was a wonderful sunny day outside at Holland Park Historical Society.