The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM (Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri) met 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative public meeting room in Tipton. Guests Ardi Ash and Leanne Sparks were welcomed by Barbara Harrison, club president.
The roll call “How do, or will you use herbs in your life?” was answered by the 16 members and two guests.
Vision of Beauty Calendars were distributed by Gay Nau. Harrison handed out new Garden Club manuals and inserts that had been purchased.
Janet Mulcahy gave an update of plans for honoring veterans at the Versailles Blue Star Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Veterans’ families are asked to bring an ornament to place on the tree in honor of their family member. Grow and Glow members are asked to bring cookies for refreshments.
Plans were discussed, in conjunction with the Maclay Home Board of Directors, for landscaping the east side of the historic Old Presbyterian Church. Appropriate old-fashioned shrubs, edging, and mulch will be selected for spring planting.
Decorating for Christmas at the Tipton City Park will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Reid and Micki Williams will conduct the annual audit of the club’s financial records.
Refreshments of apple dumplings, ice-cream, coffee and iced tea, provided by Dala Yontz and Ellaine Beeman, were enjoyed.
The Christmas dinner and gift exchange is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Co-Mo meeting room. Members are asked to send digital garden photos from 2020 and 2021 to Harrison to be enjoyed at the December meeting.
The Garden Club State Board has approved holding Garden Tours on multiple days, starting next year.
Charleen Meyer was complimented on her gardening articles for the local papers. JoAnn Collier reported the local poetry contest results entries have been sent to the state chairperson and local awards were ready to present.
Harrison expressed appreciation to the members who accepted offices for the ensuing two years.
The program, “Medicinal Uses of Herbs,” was presented by Annie Albright of Sedalia. She is co-owner of Bright Hope Farm, former Master Gardener, and regular vendor at the Sedalia Area Farmers Market, selling garden art, homemade soaps, herbals, food and crafts. Handouts were shared that included a Herb Guide, pictures of herbal plants, and a chart of Eleven Most Powerful Antibiotics. These foods provide a boost to your body’s immune system and ability to fight bugs that come your way. Her presentation included books she uses for research, and syrups, salves and other products she has made. She urged the club to always research and make sure to use the right part of the plant in the correct way.
Sue Prestage will be responsible for the December Price James Library arrangement.
If interested in becoming a member of Grow and Glow Garden Club, call 660-433-2366 for more information.