The Chunnenuggee Garden Club of Union Springs claims to be the oldest Garden Club in America. It will host the district VII Garden Clubs annual meeting in Union Springs for 14 Garden Clubs on October 19, 2021.

The Chunnenuggee Garden Club of Union Springs claims to be the oldest Garden Club in America. It will host the district VII Garden Clubs annual meeting in Union Springs for 14 Garden Clubs on October 19, 2021. 

By Faye Gaston

Members of the Chunnenuggee Garden Club met on September 9, 2021, to continue plans to host the District 7 Garden Clubs meeting. The October 2020 district meeting was canceled due to the COVID pandemic.

The district meeting will be held at the Union Springs Country Club on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

There are 14 garden clubs in District 7. The theme of the District meeting is "Finding Joy in Autumn's Beauty." Union Springs Mayor Roderick Clark, Bullock County Commission Chairman Alonza Ellis, Jr., Tourism Executive Director Midge Putnam, and Bullock County Economic Development Director David Padgett will be invited to issue a welcome to the visitors to our city.

Police will be asked to direct traffic as the visitors leave the meeting. A local minister is requested to offer the prayers. Goody bags will include items to advertise our city. Club members will furnish door prizes. Individual club members were assigned duties for the meeting.

At the planning meeting on September 9, Club President Marie Allen led in praying a Gardener's Prayer together. She announced the usual projects of the club through December 2021, including decorating a downtown business window for Veterans Day, decorating a Christmas tree for the Senior Citizens Nutrition Center, maintaining flower beds at the local library and Red Door Theater, maintaining the historic plot on the Peachburg Road, and donating to the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program.

New member Joyce Perrin was welcomed into the club. Sadie Pugh was host for the meeting and served refreshments.

She gave the treasurer's report of checks written and received for the last several months.

She presented the program on "Planning and Planting for the Future" to include plants that would bloom in the different seasons of the year.

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