Garden club continues tradition of giving to the community
Published 9:31 am Thursday, April 15, 2021
BERMUDA RUN – So many things have changed in the last year and Bermuda Run Garden Club has been able to find ways to “look within and reach out” for the love of flowers, our community and each other.
Club members made a donation to a Japanese Garden at Bermuda Village which they will visit this spring.
Flower bouquets became small decorative mementos delivered to the Senior Center for Meals on Wheels trays.
Members were able to have food and clothing drives in which the community was invited to participate – dropping off donations at Bermuda Run Town Hall office to be delivered to A Storehouse for Jesus. The community participation seems to have provided people with a sense that they were contributing and helping during this pandemic.
One of the most rewarding activities happened in February when members wrote notes on Valentine cards to be delivered to all residents and workers at a local nursing home because those residents were not able to receive family visits.
This past September, the club had its shredding event even with restrictions. Turns out people had used time at home to clean out. Profits from this event helped allowed a $3,000 donation to Dragonfly House to help secure another licensed therapist, which is needed as child abuse is at an all-time high.
Even though club meetings have been via Zoom, members have been gearing up for geranium delivery, getting vaccines and optimistically planning the club year.