Chippewa Garden Club cultivates 11 state awards

At its convention last week, Garden Club of Ohio presented over 200 awards to member clubs. Chippewa Garden Club won an award for each application submitted – 10 in total.

The club’s awards include first-place wins in the horticulture or Environmental Education Award for the Monarch Project at Home Days and for its holiday project: botanical garden decorated door. It also earned the National Garden Week Award for its gardening table in local libraries and other first-place awards for its publicity press book, newsletter, website and Facebook page.

The club also took second place for its holiday project, Lend-a-Hand votives and third-place for its membership brochure and yearbook.

When the individual awards were tallied to select an outstanding Garden Club, Chippewa received first place for medium-sized garden clubs, as an Outstanding Garden Club, for a total of eleven awards.

The Garden Club of the Year, the organization’s premier award, has eluded the Chippewa Garden Club for the past several years, however, club members are optimistic “A Little Thyme for Tea,” its August 6-7 Flower Show, will make that possible next year.

As a footnote, the Best Educational Exhibit in a Standard Flower Show: First Place, was won by the Ohio Judges Council, for the exhibit crafted by JA Bartsch, a Chippewa Garden Club member, using a native plants theme.

The club thanks all of its members who participated in these projects and prepared the applications.   YA special thank you to Debbie Schuckert, Awards Chairperson, for making sure the applications correctly and submitted in time.

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