It’s red roses for the new garden club officers

Published 11:21 am Tuesday, February 20, 2024

By Lynette C. Wikle        

Publicity Chair, BRGC

New officers were installed at the February meeting of the Bermuda Run Garden Club.

During February, if someone says “red roses” thoughts probably go to Valentine’s Day. For five special members of the club, being presented with a red rose carries another distinction – office holder.

On Wednesday, Feb. 7 Donna Lamonds became the new president, Karen Cohn second vice president in charge of membership, Amy Bridges first vice-president in charge of programs, Alice Bostrom as secretary and Peggy Schuppert agreed to serve another term as treasure.r  Each was presented a long-stemmed red rose tied with a different color ribbon befitting the impact of the office.  The ceremony was conducted by N.C. Garden Club District 4 Director Melanie Holton, District 4 Vice Director Deborah Thompson and Sue Ellen Bennett, president of Forest Evening Garden Club.  The new officers pledged to serve in front of some 30 club members during a luncheon at Bermuda Run Country Club.

Hostesses were Deborah Capps and Lynn Marcellino, who furnished a centerpiece of colorful fresh flowers and a sprinkling of red candy hearts. Each member was given a treat bag of chocolate on a red heart doily at the place setting, also prepared by the hostesses.  A meal of beef pot roast was prepared by Chef Kevin and his staff.

Among the items of new business were plans for the annual geranium sale and next shredding event, both in April, and continuing the outreach of personal bouquets for Davie County Meals on Wheels.

This year will mark the 40th anniversary of Bermuda Run Garden Club, so watch to learn more about the contributions the club makes to beautify and better the lives of citizens in the area.

Something to think about:  “In a way, Winter is the real Spring; the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.”        – Edna O’Brien