Grafton Garden Club elects officers, upcoming events


Grafton Garden Club elects officers, upcoming events
The officers of the Grafton Garden Club for 2023-24. (Photo/Courtesy)

GRAFTON – The Grafton Garden Club recently held its annual meeting and dinner at the home of the president. 

After the usual reading of the meeting minutes, the treasurer’s report about the financial status of the club, and the scholarship and grant committee report, the members celebrated the birthday of one of the members, Sandra Wojnar.

The members then voted for the officers of the executive board. These members will be responsible for the continuing activities, workshops, trips and meetings for the 2023-2024 year along with the day-to-day business that is associated with running a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization.

For the upcoming year, the elected officers are President Deborah Graham; Vice President Rita Zeffert; Secretary Evelyn Guillette; Treasurer Helen Blazis; and the past president Carolyn Jakubiak. 

Scarecrow in a Pot

The club is participating, with Bemis Farms in Spencer, in a Scarecrows for Solutions promotion. From now until Sunday, Oct. 15, you can go to Bemis Farms, 19 North Brookfield Road, and participate in a workshop to create a scarecrow-in-a-pot with fall mum, corn and wheat grass plants, and a mini pumpkin. The form, shirt and stuffing is all included. 

When you are done, you can specify the organization that benefits from this; the Grafton Garden Club is on the list. 

The cost is $25 if you preregister on the website or $30 if you walk in on the Saturday or Sunday workshops; $10 of that money is paid back to the organization as a donation in your name.

Art in Bloom

On Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., the club is showing floral interpretations of nine of the artworks from Rita Martin, a longtime Grafton resident. Her daughter generously provided the paintings, and the Art in Bloom event is part of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts for 2023. 

You are invited to the Grafton Historical Society Museum, 71 Main St., South Grafton from 1 to 4 p.m. to view the artwork and the floral interpretations. The museum is open to the public and admission is free.

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