Garden Club Meeting Enjoys Yuletide Decorating Program, Welcomes New Member

December 17, 2014 - On December 10 Center Garden Club met in the home of Mrs. Carolyn Bounds. President Colleen Doggett presided. Mrs. Cindy Brown was introduced as the Club's new member, and Mr. Jesse Griffith of Santa Rides a Motorcycle and Mrs. Anna Stuevers were welcomed as guests. The Club presented Mr. Griffith with a two-hundred-dollar donation for Christmas toy purchases.

Mrs. Bounds presented a program on Yuletide decorating with natural materials such as greenery, fruits (pineapples, apples, pears, citrus, berries, pomegranates, osage oranges...), cones, nuts, vegetables, forced bulbs, and more. Inspired by Colonial Williamsburg (the Della Robbia tradition), Mrs. Bounds, also, showcased various Colonial Williamsburg design forms: the pyramid, the swag, the plaque, the wreath, and the fan (fruit) board which she creates each Christmas season to adorn the front of the Bounds home.

Following the business meeting and program, the club enjoyed a delightful lunch and social social hour.