Chippewa Garden Club takes home several state awards

Several Chippewa Garden Club members were involved in the planning of the 96th annual Garden Club of Ohio’s “We R Cleveland” Convention held in Independence April 16-18.  During the Awards luncheon, CGC received numerous Awards, including second place in the Medium Club category from 109 clubs throughout the State of Ohio.    

During the National Garden Club Standard Flower Show  “Exploring the North Coast,” several CGC members entered into the design, horticulture and botanical arts divisions, also receiving many awards.

The Senior project at Broadview Heights Human Services was held on April 19.  Twelve seniors made their own Tussie Mussie, using vintage lace shaped into a cone and fillied with their choice of dried flowers and greens that the members had dried from their gardens. 

Spring was in the air to celebrate Earth Day on April 21 when CGC members gave Brecksville residents 250 white pine and 250 red maple seedlings.

To celebrate Arbor Day, members visited the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Elementary School on April 25 and manned an outdoor table at recess where the 1,500 students enjoyed finding seeds inside of pinecones brought by the club. The members and students also had lively discussions of the importance of trees in the environment.  The 300 third- graders took home white pine seedlings to plant in a pot or in their yards.  CGC is glad to be a part of Arbor Day by giving tree seedlings to third-graders in the school system for 20 years.

The following day, April 26, members visited Assumption Academy’s third-graders, along with their teacher Mrs. Coletta Thellman.  CGC’s President Lynne Evans explained Arbor Day, its importance of planting trees and pinecone’s seeds.  The 23 students had many questions and stories to tell of their own and were able to take a white pine seedling and a pinecone home to plant. ∞