Nineteen members of the Diboll Garden Club enjoyed a fun outdoor tailgate party on Tuesday, April 22, at Lillie’s Plants in Lufkin. And yes, the tailgate of an SUV did serve as a dessert spot, with colorful tablecloths and freshly cut amaryllis blooms adorning the food tables. Providing the food and drinks were hostesses Betty Hendrick, Marcia Jones, Kathy Townes and Jo Ann Rainwater.
The meeting was called to order by President Jo Ann Rainwater, followed by a reading of the Garden Prayer by Kathy Townes.
A sign-up sheet was passed among the members for the annual judging of Yard Beautiful for the five weeks beginning May 1. Pictures of the winning yards will be submitted to the newspaper each week during the judging.
As an Arbor Day civic project, Kathy Sample proposed that $100 budgeted for this to be given toward the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library herb garden project. Gloria Ogden motioned, seconded by Ginger Capps, and it was unanimously approved.
Vice President Kathy Sample reported on the May 27 trip to The Lily Farm, to be followed by lunch at Pickles & Petunias. The Vice Presidents work very hard to arrange these out-of-town trips, and President Rainwater urged club members to make every effort to participate.
Members present were Garvis Baldree, Sue Beaty, Clara Breazeale, Peggy Burt, Ginger Capps, Joyce Carr, Dianne Gibson, Bettye Greer, Nita Hurley, Mary Ingram, Marcia Jones, Linda Miller, Gloria Ogden, Jo Ann Rainwater, Billie Robison, Kathy Sample, Kathy Townes, Dolly Whitaker, and Tellie Williams.
The annual Yard Beautiful contest, sponsored by the Diboll Garden Club, begins May 1. The days when the yards will be judged are all on Thursdays and Fridays as follows:
May 1-2 – Southeast area ,beginning on Dennis and bordered on the west by US 59 to the south Diboll city limits, which includes South Meadows.
May 8-9 – Southwest area, beginning on the south side of Thompson, on to Martin LutherKing, and bordered on the east by US 59 to the south Diboll city limits.
May 15-16 – Northwest area, beginning on the north side of Thompson, on to Martin Luther King, and including everything north and west of FM 2497 to the north Diboll city limits.
May 22-23 – Northeast area, beginning on Dennis, including Deer Trace, to the north Diboll city limits.
May 29-30 – Fair Acres
The Diboll Garden Cub urges everyone to participate. There will be one first-place winner and two runner-ups. A sign will be placed in the yard of the first-place winner, designating it as “Yard Beautiful” of the week. A photo of that yard will appear in the Diboll Free press the following week.