The Four Seasons Garden Club of Lillington met for November in the fellowship hall of Neill’s Creek Baptist Church.
Hostesses Mary Lou Mackintosh and Judith O’Quinn welcomed members into an autumn wonderland with tables decorated in the colors of the fall season.
President Barb Wilson gave opening greetings and thanked the hostesses for their efforts as well as church Pastor Chris Turner for allowing the club to gather there. She introduced the guests, Betty Holder, Elaine Currin, Joyce Rosser, Margaret Jerman and Celeste Dorsey.
After the reading of the club collect, the hostesses served refreshments of ham sliders, quiche, fruit and trail mix.
In keeping with the agenda, meeting information continued. A highlight from committee reports, given by the Civic Improvement And Conservation Committee Chairman Mary Jane Matthews, was that the Harnett County Library in Lillington had won the quarterly Beautification Award.
Wilson noted in a discussion of old business the club members’ participation in the Garden Club of North Carolina District 8 Fall Meeting.
She thanked all members who decorated for the event.
Special time was given to founder of the Western Harnett/Overhills Area PTO Thrift Store, Joyce Rosser. Her inspiring story of hard-working volunteers and generous donors had enabled the organization to raise $189,888.44 for local schools. Current outreach efforts are geared to expanding their donor base and funding school projects in other areas of the county.
Last, but certainly not least, was a program on gourds given by retired Harnett County educator Margaret Jerman. While she shared the history of her interest in painting gourds, she also passed around examples of her work.
The group moved to an area in the room set up with individual kits, provided by Jerman, where members had fun creating snowmen from gourds.