Continuing Club Projects

Library Gardens
    This is a continuing project to beautify the Hooksett Public Library with perennials, shrubs, a butterfly garden and annual planters. All members are expected to participate. The summer of 2014 an irrigation system put in place - a joint effort of the library and the HGC.
Patriotic Tree  
   Planted in Donati Park as a NGC President's Project in 2006 to honor all Freedom Fighters, this was a cooperative project between the town and the club. On June 4, 2014, during National Garden Week, a brass plaque was placed at the foot of the tree. Town officials, Scouts, the American Legion and the Police Department were present for the well-attended unveiling and flag ceremony.           
Town Welcome Areas
    This includes the "Welcome to Hooksett" sign at the town's southern entrance on Hooksett Rd. and the kidney shaped "Point Garden" located at the intersection of Rt. 3A and Main Street. 
Granite Water Trough
    For the past dozen years, garden club members have placed seasonal plantings in this large container located on Main Street in front of the Historical Society.
Bridge of Flowers
    The first 13 flower boxes went on the Hooksett Memorial Bridge in 2011. This project between the town and the HGC was initiated by members Doris Sorel and Betty Mae Parnell. After a year with no flowers due to bridge construction, they were once again on the bridge in 2016. But now the flower boxes have an irrigation system which waters them automatically three times a day. This was a very large project and involved working with the state of NH D.O.T for permits; the town of Hooksett (specifically Diane Boyce, Director of Public Works; Phil Arnone, Parks and Recreation Foreman and Jim Donison, Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer); North Point Outdoors and Macy Industries, Inc. In May, HGC members planted 192 bright pink Supertunias into 48 flower boxes. The first week in June they were put on the bridge by Parks and Recreation Foreman, Phil Arnone.       
Christmas Decorations
    Each year the club, with help from the town, decorates with wreaths and poinsettias. At The Point, small evergreen trees are adorned with white lights. The library receives a 36" wreath with a large red bow for its front portico and volunteers deliver wreaths and poinsettias to other town offices.
June Plant Sale
    The first fund raiser of the year. All members are asked to contribute perennials from their gardens to sell at this annual event.
Annual Wreath Sale
    Our second large fund raiser of the year for the HGC. All members are encouraged to participate in the important event. Sales are made during October, money is due at the end of October and on the Saturday after Thanksgiving orders are delivered to the Hooksett Library. These two fund raisers help fund the clubs activities, and give us money to spend on community beautification.