Board of Directors' Christmas Supper: November 30
Christmas Workshop: November 27
Pictures supplied by Eileen Fisher. (Thank you)
It was a full house at the 2013 annual Christmas Workshop on Wednesday, November 27th. Tickets went on sale at 7:00 p.m.and the workshop began at 7:30. Convenor Rosemary Campbell had spent many hours putting the materials together- from cutting the ribbons, wrapping the container in green foil, and organizing cones, glittery amaranthus, etc. Earlier, Rosemary and her committee of Bonnie Warner, Joyce Smith, and Eileen Fisher had gathered osier dogwood, white and red pine, and blue spruce to use in the decoration, which could be used outside as an urn insert, or inside as a centerpiece. Social Convenor, Mary Schippers, had arranged for a delicious snack for after the workshop, which was enjoyed by all. The participants went home happy with their designs. The Society would like to thank Rosemary for all of her work, the people who assisted her with the workshop, and all who stayed to help clean up. It was a good evening and a great way to start off the Christmas season.
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Charlton Grows Them Big!
Englehart & District Horticultural Society Director, Jean Bott, brought in to Awards Night a 6 pound beet grown this summer in Charlton. Although not grown personally by Jean, it demonstrates how large produce can grow in ideal conditions!
Awards Night - October 2013
Festival of Flowers Adult Winners
Horticultural Society's Booth at the Englehart Fall Fair:
Two Long-time Members Receive 50-Year Pins!
For long-time service and dedication to the Englehart & District Horticultural Society, Mary Pillsworth and Jean Wallace were recently presented with 50-Year Pins!
Preparing For the "Festival of Flowers"
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Festival of Flowers 2013: "Oh, The Places You'll Go!"
Photographs by Rick Heaslip.
Horticultural Week: June 9 to 15th
Convenor, Jean Bott, was very busy planning events in our community and the Township of Charlton-Dack during the week of June 9 to 15th. As well, Jean visited Englehart Public School and Temagami Public School to do some gardening activities with several classrooms:
(Note: School photos supplied by Jean Bott)
As well, community gardens and boxes were planted this weekend in order to help beautify the community. Members were also busy preparing or planting their own gardens! To top it off, National Gardening Day was June 14! Several volunteers helped with the pruning, weeding and tidying up of the "Millennium Garden" at Englehart Public School which the Society maintains
Spring Plant & Bake Sale: Sat. May 25th
On Saturday, May 25th the Englehart and District Horticultural Society held its annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale at the Legion Hall on 4th Ave.. Doors opened at 10:00 A.M., but people started lining up well before that. There was a wide assortment of perennials, fruit and vegetable plants, shrubs, some annuals, houseplants, miscellaneous horticultural items, such as baskets, vases, pots, etc., as well as delicious baking.
A Farewell Drop-In For Jean Wallace!
A Farewell Afternoon
was held for
Past President of Englehart & Dist. Hort. Society
Past District Director of District 12 Northeastern Ontario
Present Director of Englehart & Dist. Hort. Society
on Saturday, April 20th
at the home of Eileen and Len Fisher
on Kap-kig-iwan Rd.
between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
About 30 society members dropped by to share in the occasion. Jean and her daughter, Janet, will be relocating to the Barrie area in May. Members dropped by to wish Jean good luck on this next step in her life and to thank her for her long years of dedicated service to the Englehart and District Horticultural Society.
Note: Photos above by Eileen Fisher