2007-05-03 / News

Garden club wins awards

Members of the Quononoquott Garden Club received trophies for club accomplishments during the past year. From left are, club vice president Jillian Meyer, RIFGC president De Feldman, and club president Gloria Westlake. Members of the Quononoquott Garden Club received trophies for club accomplishments during the past year. From left are, club vice president Jillian Meyer, RIFGC president De Feldman, and club president Gloria Westlake. The Quononoquott Garden Club was the recipient of several state awards at the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Club's 77th annual awards ceremony, held April 26.

President Gloria Westlake and club vice-president Jillian Meyer accepted the honors for the membership.

The club received the Kathryn M. Sheehan Award for the renovation of the Jamestown Memorial Museum garden. The club donated $3,000 for the renovation, and the president at that time, Donna Drago, wrote a grant and acquired matching funds for the project. The Sheehan award is given to clubs who demonstrate outstanding contributions to civic beautifi- cation. The club also accepted the RIFGC Project of Merit Award for the fire station garden.

For its outstanding "Yearbook," a member's guide to the club's goals and programs for the year, the club received the Yearbook Award.

In addition, the club received an award for its newsletter, the "Daffodil Times," which is printed each month and keeps members apprised of club events. For the first time, the club received the Publicity Press Book Award, for a compilation of news articles on its activities and civic offerings.

The Quononoquott Garden Club meets monthly and will host its annual May plant sale on Saturday, May 19.

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