Morenci Garden Club 2012.04.04

Written by David Green.

Anyone who has a love of gardening is invited to attend the Morenci Garden Club’s first meeting for 2012, scheduled at 7 p.m. April 17, at the First Congregational Church, located at 104 W. Locust St. 

Audrey Wegner, superintendent of the Lenawee County Fair Horticultural Department, is the guest speaker. She will discuss the requirements for individual and club floral entries at the county fair.

The group has planned a new fund raiser, a Geranium Sale, scheduled at 9 p.m. May 12, at the former depot on Main Street. Club members will sell large six-inch plants in pink, red, white and salmon for $7 each. To pre-order, contact any garden club member or call 458-7237 or send a request via e-mail to [email protected]

The flowers will be ordered from Bean Creek Garden Center on April 18. Profits will be used to benefit the downtown beautification projects.

 The club is also planning a community plant exchange again this year, along with a container garden competition. Details will be made available at a later date.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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