OF THE M I C K L E T O N G A R D E N C L U B
HISTORY OF CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHS OF
2004 FLOWER SHOW
OF THE MICKLETON GARDEN CLUB
to the 1981 East Greenwich Centennial Booklet, this section written by Emma Engle:
the Spring of 1942, a small group of interested women in Mickleton met at the
home of Mrs. Louise Kohler in Mickleton to form a garden group. The purpose of
this club was to encourage the community to beautify its landscape. At one time,
this club sold dogwood and red birch trees some of which were still enhancing
the local landscape in 1981.
The yearly Flower Shows have been an event
that helped the Club financially, and also brought a looked-for event to the community
as well. At one time, the elementary school children, with the encouragement of
their teachers, entered animal exhibits made from various vegetables, as well
as flower arrangements. Adults entered formal flower arrangements.
the years we have had members from most of the surrounding communities, and the
original member of 15 had grown to 60 members by 1981. At that time there were
only two active charter members and three honorary members.
trips to various gardens, greenhouses, and places of natural beauty have been
enjoyed. The monthly meetings are educational and include talks on flower arranging,
dried arrangements, care of plants, etc.
This Club originally met at
the Little Red Schoolhouse, but meetings are now held at St. Peter's Episcopal
In 1981 officers were Kathryn Wenderoth, president; Dorothy Ballinger,
vice president; Emma Engle, secretary, and Perla Polk, treasurer."
THIS CLUB IS ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
OF 2004 FLOWER SHOW
On May 12, 2004 the Mickleton
Garden Club held their 59th Annual Flower Show at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church in Clarksboro NJ. The members were MOST gracious,
and the flowers on display were breathtaking. Kudos to the entire club for their
would have been impossible to take photographs of ALL of the incredible flowers
and flower arrangements on display. I've included a few photographs to document
this lovely show.