Caring Friends Bazaar planned for Oct. 3-4

September 23, 2021

The September 2021 meeting of Town and Country Garden Club was held at noon at Wise Baptist Church. President Henrietta Dotson presided with 18 members in attendance.
President Dotson greeted everyone and thanked the hostesses Sherry Collie, Kate Hibbitts, Pauletta Hubbard and Beverly Viers.

The blessing was offered by Teresa Adkins and the meeting was recessed for lunch.
When the meeting reconvened, Patsy Stephens presented the program on our NexTrex plastic recycling program. Club members will try to collect at least 500 pounds of plastic bags through March of 2022. This recycled plastic will then entitle the club to an outdoor Trex bench to be placed in our community. Members should collect plastic from home, work, neighbors, friends, etc. and bring it to a monthly club meeting. Patsy distributed a handout which details what plastics are acceptable for this project.
Kate Hibbitts then gave the judges’ report as follows:

Artistic Design:

Sherry Collie – 2 blue

The minutes of the August 2021 meeting were approved as printed following a motion by RoseAnn Kennedy, second by Beverly Viers.

Sherry Collie gave the treasurer’s report and the report was filed as presented. Mrs. Collie also reported that all IRS and VFGC reports have been filed, as necessary.

President Dotson announced that the club had won three Virginia Federation of Garden Club awards- Blue for Roadside Beautification, Red for the Club Yearbook and Yellow for Civic Beautification. The $60 in prize money will be added to the club treasury.

Business Items:

Fall Fling Involvement:

-The theme for Fall Fling this year is “There’s No Place Like Home” and the date is October 9 and 10.

-Club members should bring items to sell at our booth (price them before you bring them) to Beverly Viers. Setup will be from 4:00 until 5:00 on Friday afternoon, October 8 in front of Roger Viers’ office on Main Street. Beverly will be in touch with members regarding times when members are needed at the booth on Saturday and Sunday.

- Frances Sturdavant is chairing the town business decorating contest. She has distributed flyers about the event and has secured the judges.
-Teresa Adkins will be in charge of decorating the stage at the Big Glades. She will also be in touch with the membership regarding planting mums along Main Street.

-Margaret Craft and Beverly Viers are working on the welcome bags for the Fall Fling vendors.

Assistance from club members will be needed with these activities.


Please RSVP to notices regarding monthly meetings. Even if you cannot attend, notify the designated hostess for the month. Thank you.

Our next club meeting will be on October 12 at noon. The location will be announced in early October. Hope to see you there! Your meeting attendance and project participation are important.
The Southwest district garden club meeting will be held virtually on October 2.

June Dotson announced that the Caring Friends Bazaar is to be held at Wise Baptist Church on October 3 and 4. The group will also have a sales booth at the Wise Fall Fling, selling quilts, tote bags and many other homemade items. This group of quilters makes lap quilts ( 900+ thus far) for chemo patients at the regional cancer center. Proceeds from their sale will be used toward this most worthy project.

Frances Sturdavant announced that the Wise Kiwanis Club will host their traditional Fall Fling spaghetti dinner at Wise Baptist Church. Check the Fall Fling publicity or the Coalfield Progress for details.

Henrietta Dotson announced that the Wise Church of God will host a pancake breakfast and sponsor a 5K run on October 9. Check the Fall Fling publicity for further details.

Fresh mums at the Napoleon Hill roadside marker will be planted in early October.

The hostesses awarded several door prizes, compliments of Beverly Viers.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1; 35.

Submitted by Town and Country Garden Club