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The Just-A-Mere Garden Club picnicked, learned about hummingbirds, and installed new officers at its June 3rd meeting. The picnic was held at the Humphries Park in Falcon with Betty Honeycutt as hostess.

With members wearing a spring or garden hat, there were 20 members who gathered at the park’s pavilion for the end-of –year meeting. Lemonade, served in mason jars, was enjoyed upon arrival.

Picnic tables were covered both in red & gingham & held potted red geraniums & canning jars of white hydrangea. Touches of gingham & raffia were used in the decorations.

Devotional remarks by Sara Jackson centered on “Let the Christian’s Light Shine.” Mrs. Jackson included scripture & poetry along with her remarks, & then gave the blessing.

The hostess, along with the first half of the membership roll, spread a bounty of picnic fare — fried chicken, banana, pimento cheese, & chicken salad sandwiches, marinated vegetable salad, potato & pasta salads, & fruit salads. Coconut pie, Hershey cake, chocolate oatmeal candy, banana pudding, & lemonade completed the meal.

Afterwards, Mrs. Doris Gardner shared her many experiences with the ruby-throated hummingbirds that are found in the area. She spoke about its small size, & its feeding & migratory habits.

In observance of National Garden Week, club members will help third grade students at Midway Elementary School plant hanging baskets.

Jarrett Jackson, a senior from Midway High School, has been named the recipient of the club’s $100 scholarship.

President Sybil West was announced as The Club Woman of the Year, and with the honor is a certificate & rotating silver tray. Making the presentation were Catherine Gilmore & Marian Honeycutt.

The installation ceremony by Judy Honeycutt & Marian Honeycutt gave appreciation to the past officers & installed the incoming officers. As the ceremony was conducted, the past officers & new officers each added flowers to create a flower arrangement representative of the different ones working together.

The passing of the President’s pin was given to new president, Betty Honeycutt, & Sybil West received a past-president’s pin in return. Words of appreciation were expressed to Mrs. West for her leadership & all that she has done for the club.

A birdhouse was the hostess gift & was won by Martha Turner.

Members repeated the club motto to adjourn the meeting. The new club year begins in September.

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