The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently held its spring luncheon at the home of Frances Meeks on the beautiful Fancy Farm, where new club officers were installed.
Lori Pommerenck was installed as president; Mary Burns as vice president in charge of programs; Elma Stephenson and Linda Bessent as vice presidents for lunches; Nancy McAuley as secretary; and Marge McElveen as treasurer. These officers will serve for two years.
It was also announced that this year’s Richmond Hill Garden Club scholarship was awarded to Veronica Fay. This scholarship was established to aid a Richmond Hill graduating senior in pursuing a career in a field related to gardening or the environment.
The lovely buffet lunch was catered by Thelma Considine and her daughter, Lisa Brown.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club was instituted 55 years ago and strives to be an integral part of the community. The club maintains gardens at DeVaul Henderson Park, Richmond Hill Public Library and J. F. Gregory Park.
The club also sponsors the Adopt-a-Wetland program, and the annual Pumpkin Patch is the club’s main fundraiser. Meetings are at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month from September through May at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.