Garden club selling trees, holiday greenery

Published 8:56 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Mocksville Garden Club marked the beginning of the Christmas season with an emphasis on the annual Christmas greenery sale and a wreath-making activity led by Teresa Reaves of Scarlett’s Boutique.

The greenery sale, led by Pat Reilly, is the major fund raising activity of the club annually. Proceeds fund a $1,000 scholarship for a Davie High senior awarded each spring.

Order sheets have been left with merchants along the Main Street area and can be obtained from Pat Reilly (336-492-7293) or Becky Peters (336-998-4111).

Greenery includes trees, wreaths, swags and other items all brought fresh from the North Carolina mountains for pickup on Nov. 26.  Orders can be accepted until Nov. 17. Pat Reilly will be available at the Davie County Library on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. for final orders.

The November meeting started with an inspirational piece ready by Betty Ward. The group then began making ribboned wreaths led by Teresa Reaves. After choosing the colors and type of ribbon, she showed members how to gather and attach the ribbon to a form and then made bows to fit with the ribboned wreath.

Following the activity, Betty Andrews, Karen Wood and Joyce Bruce served seasonal refreshments.

During the business meeting, members discussed the progress of the greenery sale, the upcoming Christmas party and the downtown planters.

On Nov. 14, members of the club together with town employees will plant more than 2,000 pansies in the downtown planters.  Anyone interested in assisting is welcome and can check in with club members between 9 a.m. and noon.  Those planting should bring their own garden spades, gloves etc., but the pansies are provided. Town workers have readied the soil in the planters by fertilizing and amending, so planting will be the only activity on the 14th. Members of the club have adopted planters to ensure they are weeded throughout the year.

New members and visitors are always welcome.  For more information call Becky Peters, president, at 336-998-4111.