Coxe honored by national garden club
National Garden Clubs, Inc. has honored Preservation Society of Newport County CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe, a former Jamestown resident, with its highest achievement award, the Award of Excellence. Coxe received the award at NGC's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, May 26.
Each year, National Garden Clubs bestows its Award of Excellence on only three individuals, organizations, or institutions that have made contributions of national or worldwide significance in fields related to the National Garden Club's mission and goals.
Coxe was nominated for the award by the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs for her lifetime of environmental advocacy in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and the nation.
In Jamestown, both the Quononoquott Garden Club and the Jamestown Garden Club are affiliated with National Garden Clubs Inc.