Our October meeting on October 25 was our final meeting of 2017. Our wreath sale packets were turned in.

This year Rachel Sweeney was in charge of collecting the warm pajamas and books that we donate to Kiwanis

Kids Kloset each year at our October meeting. 25 pairs of pajamas and 10 books were collected that will go

children in Hooksett.


After our meeting we were pleased to have a program by Chris LaValley of LaValley Farm

in Hooksett. Chris spoke on how to control diseases in plants based on how they control disease

on their farm. He talked about how disease management is all about technique and strategy. 

One of the biggest causes of disease is water, both in the form of rain or watering and how to

prevents  disease from happening. He also talked about spending the winter planning your next years garden and how to make it better


At the end of October the Hooksett Garden Club was granted permission by the Hooksett Library 
to use their display case in the lobby. We have the display up until the end of November and hope a lot of people get to see it. It contains posters of our years events, a copy of our yearbook,
Scrapbook, press book and membership brochure and awards that we won at the NHFGC 
annual meeting.



On November 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving was our annual wreath pick up day. We had

many members show up and many hands made work go quickly. Thank you to all those who 

supported the Hooksett Garden Club by buying our wreaths.

An installation ceremony to install the new officers for 2018-2019, was held on November 29 

at the library. NHFGC President Joyce Kimball conducted the ceremony and was assisted

by District II Director, Joyce Kimball. New officers for the coming term are: President, 

Ron Trexler; First Vice President, Elena Whitfield; Second Vice President, Nancy Barrett; 

Treasurer, Doris Sorel; Recording Secretary, Rachel Sweeney, and Corresponding 

Secretary, Paula Harris.


We celebrated the end of our year with our Holiday Party on December 6. After enjoying 

our party so much last year at Roots Cafe at Robie's Country Store, we decided to hold it there

again. We had a delicious buffet and a cake decorated with a photo of our bridge of flowers.

The Hooksett Garden Club member of the Year award was given out the night of the
holiday party. This years award for 2017 went to Rachel Sweeney. Rachel is the clubs
Recording Secretary and has also been involved in almost all of the club's activities. 
She was 2017 Chair of the Pajama and book donations for Kiwanis Kids Kloset, 
co-chair of of the 20th Anniversary Lunch and also co-chair of the Holiday Party.
Congratulations Rachel!

Our very last event of the year as a club was bell ringing for the Salvation Army at Bass Pro in 
Hooksett. The club had volunteers from 10am until 6pm on December 14.

The Hooksett Garden Club was very sad to announce the passing of long time member, 
Nan Veilleuxon December 31, 2017. Nan was a valued member whose energy and 
creativity were an inspiration to all of us. Nan served as club President at one time and
was involved in almost all of the clubs activities. She will be greatly missed by her 
garden club friends.



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