Morenci Garden Club 2012.08.22

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club visited the local gardens of Jim and John Smith, Maxine Sutherland, Alice Lonis and Becky Schermerhorn Aug. 14. They finished the day with a dinner meeting at DeMor Hills Golf Course restaurant.

Eight people helped with the club’s refuse pick-up along M-156: Lois Speed, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Becky Miller, Lori Drogowski, Theresa Lakatos, Sharon Bruce and Cecil Schoonover. 

Garden Club members have planned a mum sale Sept. 22 at the Depot on Main Street.

Any groups or individuals who want to decorate a downtown light pole for autumn should reserve a pole by attaching their name to it. Decorations should be in place by Oct. 15.

Photos are due Sept. 5 for the Garden Club’s container garden contest. Submit photos at city hall along with the $5 entry fee.

The next meeting of the Morenci Garden Club is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Becky Schermerhorn’s home. Members will each make a concrete bird bath in the form of a large leaf.  

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call 517/458-7179.

  • 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.
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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    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.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    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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