February & March
The first ever Zoom meeting of the HGC was held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Zoom meetings will continue until meeting rooms open or we hold an outdoor event.
May Library Cleanup
June 5th Plant sale
NHFGC Annual Meeting June 14 at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH
Our second "Cocktails in the Garden" was held at the home of Elisabeth Murphy and Ellen Doherty on July 28. We enjoyed their beautiful garden and wonderful refreshments, a rain free evening and good company.
July meeting at home of Elisabeth Murphy and Ellen Doherty
On August 10 several members met at the library to plant new milkweed and other butterfly loving plants in our new Monarch Waystation. A path was created by waystation Chairman Ron Trexler. Next year the area will be re-mulched, pavers put on the pathway and signage put up.
August planting at the Monarch Waystation
Final garden party in August at home of Karen Medeiros.
We had our first indoor meeing of the year at the library on September 22. We had a program with Marie St. Onge , owner of Paisley Floral Design Studio in Manchester. Her theme was designing in heirloom containers. She created two designs in her own heirloom Carnival Glass containers which she switched into other containers and then they were raffled off. Holiday wreath packets were given out at this meeting.
September meeting at the library with Marie St. Onge of Paisley Floral Design.
October 27 was our last meeting of the year. Our speaker was Kevin Gardener, who spoke on "Discovering New England Stone Walls". Kevin built a miniature stone wall as he spoke. He was also available afterwards for signing of his book the "Granite Kiss". This event was made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, our state's independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program started at 6:30 with a half hour social time preceeding that and a business meeting after.
October meeting with Kevin Gardener speaking on stone walls in New England. Warm pjs and books were collected for Kiwanis Kids Kloset
Wreath pick up day was Saturday, November 27 at the library. Members were requested to be there by 7am when the truck came in with the orders. Pick up for the public was from 10-11am. Many members chose to deliver to their customers. The club is very grateful to the community for their support every year which makes this fund raiser a success.
Wreath sale pick up day at the library
Bell ringing for the Salvation Army at Bass Pro Shops. Bottom photo: Irene Gould got a lot of smiles in her Santa suit.
An installation ceremony for new officers for 2022-2024 was held on December 15 at 6pm at the library. The ceremony was conducted by NHFGC President Sue Miner and assisted by District II Director Joyce Kimball. Each new officer was presented with a plant to symbolize the duties of their office.
Installation of new officers conducted by Sue Miner, NHFGC President and asisted by Joyce Kimball, District II Director