April 26, 2019 – Arbor Day was celebrated at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens by the Community Garden Club at Wayne. This long-standing club event honored Dr. Harold Sweetman, Jenkins’ Executive Director. Terry Boyle, club liaison to the Arboretum, presented Dr. Sweetman with a lifelong membership in the club, a gag gift of a license plate declaring “retired”, and a tree for his farm. Sharon Simson, Club President, presented the Club’s annual gift of a tree for planting at Jenkins. Members enjoyed a scrumptious covered dish luncheon organized by Toni DeGeorge and Robin Gregory. Debbie Dooling took photos for preservation in the Club’s archives maintained by Evie Giegerich, historian.
The purpose of the Community Garden Club at Wayne, founded in 1947, is to encourage interest in gardening and to promote preservation of our natural environment. Several of the club’s programs are co-sponsored by the Radnor Memorial Library, the Radnor Conservancy, and Wayne Woods Garden Club. The public is invited to attend its horticulture programs and to participate in its many community outreach projects.
Visit www.gardenclubwaynepa.org for more information about the Community Garden Club at Wayne.