Morenci Garden Club 2012.05.16

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club met at the Congregational Church May 8. Sandy Cahill and Sharon Bruce served as co-hostesses.

Anita Prats reported that the hummingbirds are back and she has also spotted the following birds—a pileated woodpecker on M-156; Baltimore orioles, sandhill cranes, tree swallows and pheasants. She also reported that purple martins are nesting in the gourds on her property.

Those attending the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., District IIA spring meeting in Saline on April 28 were Betsy Smith, Lois Speed, Michelle Stevens, Sandy Wheeler, Becky Schermerhorn and Becky Miller. Programs presented were: Outstanding Gardens to Visit; Native Lotus Plants Growing Near Monroe; and Wildflowers in Michigan.

Lois Speed directed the Adopt-a-Highway committee on April 21. Those who participated in the trash pick-up were Lori Drogowski, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Cecil Schoonover, Michelle Stevens, Becky Miller and Theresa Lakatos.

The garden club’s annual plant exchange for the public and club members is scheduled at 9 a.m. June 2, at Wakefield Park. Bring five “starts” and take home five plants. Plant “starts” should be clearly identified.

The club’s next field trip is planned June 16 to Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Indiana.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call Renée at 517/458-7179 or Sandy at 458-7237.

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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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