Garden club gathers in Freetown

It was a beautiful day Oct. 1 for All Seasons Garden Club’s meeting held at Lee Ann Evans’ home in the Freetown area with Bentley, Evans’ dog, being the official greeter as the members arrived.

Picnic tables were set up and a campfire for a wiener roast with each one roasting their own hot dog. Hostesses Kathy Rush and Kathy Cunningham served baked beans, chips, desserts and drinks to 10 members and two guests, Sue Schepman and Judy McKain.

Evans then gave a brief instruction on making a handheld bouquet from her many varieties of dried wild flowers, and each member made their own, which was then wrapped with tissue paper and tied with twine.

Afterwards, the members and guests took a tour of Evans’ home, which is full of interesting treasures, such as a collection of bird nests, gourds, a large variety of dried wildflowers and a hand-carved Noah’s Ark made by Evans for her son, just to name a few.

A walkthrough of her many pristine gardens was held, and Evans answered questions by the members.

Jean Barkman held a short business meeting and called upon Sandy Koevener, who is in charge of the program booklets. Barkman urged everyone to be thinking about what month they would like to host and report it at the November meeting in order that Koevener can have the 2023 program books ready for the December meeting. An update on members Jeanette Chastain, Joan Thompson and Darlene Groseclose was given.

Invitations were passed out with information for the Christmas party, and Ann McAfee and Shirley Lewis won the door prizes. The rest of the day was spent visiting and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.