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Lady Slipper Garden Club

Lady Slipper Garden Club presented a Flower Design Workshop entitled “Sharing Blooms and Creativity Together” on November 16, 2016. Facilitators were Marsha Alexander – Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, Cathy Minch –  Accredited Life Master Flower Show Judge and Ann Reeves – Floral Designer. Lady Slipper Garden Club designed 24 centerpieces for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg “Fall for Fashion” Luncheon on November 17, 2016,  Floral designs can be seen on the tables in photos below.




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On August 2,2016 Spartanburg Garden Club Council had a Tea at the Home  of President Lanie Trout Celebrating “Harmony in the Garden ” and Spartanburg Garden Club Council Celebrating  81 years of Excellence in the Spartanburg Area and Surrounding Areas. President Lanie Trout welcomes SAR  ( South Atlantic Region) Director Sarah Ann Parler . The Federation of Spartanburg a Garden Club Council was November 20,1936. Spartanburg Garden Club Council is a Member of National Garden Club , Inc., SAR, East Piedmont District. The Spartanburg Herald Journal published an article which came out on the day Of the Tea showing the new Officers for this Volunteer Council. It listed Spartanburg Garden Club Council Purpose and the Clubs winning Awards for the 2016 Year . The New 2016-2017 Executive Board with President  Trout presented the Yearbook for the Council. Member Clubs were encouraged to sent their Yearbooks to GCSC Yvonne Morris and EPD director -Peggy Little by September 1st and to Elaine Wade at the Spartanburg Council September Meeting.
Photos Courtesy of: Mary Ann Powell Kirby


Sarah Ann Parler -SAR Director And EPD Director Peggy Little were our Special Guests .



Spartanburg Garden Club Council Clubs Represented at the Tea : Reidville Garden Club – Bonnie Bird, Jane Zollinger- Upsy Daisy , Fannie Louise Holcomb Garden Club – Gail Robinson ,Ivy League- Janet Adams , President Lanie Trout , Indepth Study Club -Elaine Wade , Cema Chreitzberg Garden Club – Freddie Wilson , Fairforest – Joyce Mabry, Nancy Gibson – Merry Tillers.


The EPD Meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2017 at the Piedmont Club with Co-chairs : Beth Waddell and Mary Ann was announced ! The March Council Meeting will be combined with the EPD Meeting! Beth Waddell will be chairman of the vendors and Janet Adams will be chairman of the Spartanburg Council vendor table and door prize chairman.



We had 17 members to attend with all clubs Represented by the President or the Representatives ! Sarah Ann Parler spoke to the Group after Dianne Gossett gave a Beautiful devotion ! Sarah Ann spoke about the 20,000.00 members in SAR which comes from 5 states: NC, SC, Ky. , Va. And West Virginia. Sarah Ann spoke of the Importance of this Council and all the Member Clubs and all the Members who work as Volunteers to promote all the Programs of The South Atlantic Region and National Garden Club


. Freddie Wilson served on Sarah Ann Parler’s GCSC Board when she was President


Bonnie Bird- President Of Reidville GC, President Lanie Trout , Janet Adams and Nan Breon of Ivy League GC and Elaine Wade of Upsy Daisy enjoy the Tea.


. Elaine Bridwell Wade -Nationally Accredited Flower Show Life Judge did the Design for the Foyer Table


. Janet Adams – Parliamentarian gives out the Name Cards she made


Elaine Brockman – Membership Chairman enjoys the tea and helped to serve the Food .




Jane Zollinger , Dianne Gossett and President Lanie Trout prepare the Tea.


Mary Ann Powell Kirby Nationally Accredited Master Flower Show Judge did the Floral Design for the Tea Table