Diboll Garden Club begins its new year

The Diboll Garden Club had its first 2013-2014 meeting Sept. 24 at Mama Tried in Lufkin, a unique shop owned by Wanda Wesch. Her presentation was an inspiring demonstration showing ways to decorate our homes, especially mantels for the holidays.

Manhattan restaurant was the setting of the delicious meal during which the business session took place. Kathy Townes, guest of Dolly Whitaker, was introduced, and the club welcomed four new members: Betty Jo Adler, Gloria Ogden, Louise Maxwell and Marcia Jones.

New yearbooks were distributed, and President Jo Ann Rainwater expressed appreciation for Don Whitaker’s contribution of the beautiful floral photographs that were used as covers for the yearbook. Vice Presidents Kathy Sample and Gay Storch were recognized for their work in planning the interesting and diversified programs for this garden club year. Vice President Sample summarized these programs, adding special comments about them. For the October program, the group will travel to Houston for lunch at Brennan’s and will include a special presentation by the chef.

Hostesses Dianne Gibson, Fran Rodriguez and Billie Willmon provided Fall-themed door prizes which were won by Bettye Greer and Kathy Sample.

The 25 members present were: Betty Jo Adler, Garvis Baldree, Sue Beaty, Clara Breazeale, Peggy Burt, Ginger Capps, Joyce Carr, Dianne Gibson, Bettye Greer, Betty Hendrick, Nita Hurley, Carolyn Hutson, Mary Ingram, Louise Maxwell, Linda Miller, Gloria Ogden, Jo Ann Rainwater, Billie Robison, Fran Rodriguez, Kathy Sample, Chubby Slack, Gay Storch, Ima Weisinger, Dolly Whitaker, and Billie Willmon.