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Greenville Council of Garden Clubs elects new officers, honors retiring president Joan Wilson

Greenville Council of Garden clubs met on the front lawn of the Kilgore Lewis house to wish Pres. Joan Wilson a fond farewell and express thanks for all her hard work over the past four years. The new council was sworn in with an entertaining poem about making salsa. Each member plays an important role in the salsa making and the president is the spoon that puts it all together.

During the annual meeting the garden club recognized award winners from the 2019/2020 season.

Congratulations to the Fountain Inn Garden Club members who were recipients of several awards from the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs for the year 2019/20 which ended in June, 2020.

• FIRST PLACE
President’s Report for Clubs under 20 members

• FIRST PLACE for Yearbook for clubs under 20 members

• FIRST PLACE
Jeannette Hayward Landscaping Award for work in the Sensory Garden sponsored by our club on the Kilgore Lewis House grounds.

Plus…we also won a NATIONAL Garden Club award! What an honor! It was for the Blue Star Byway Memorial for small clubs under 20 members. This site is located on the grounds of the Fountain Inn Police Dept.

Also, FIGC member, Joan Wilson, won the Fran Swanson Floral Design award for the year. She has just completed her 2 year term as President of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs. What an excellent job she has done!

We are certainly proud of all of hard working members and look forward to a new year beginning in September 2020.

For more information regarding meetings and membership, please send an email to: mzscheresc@gmail.com.

Also, check our club’s Facebook page for daily tips, pictures and local news.■

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