Keep America Beautiful: Local garden clubs celebrate National Garden Week
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National Garden Week
Aldersgate Garden Club and the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. members participated in a litter pickup with Bradley County KAB in the Northeast Recreation Center area.  From left, front, are Cynthia Humes, Charlotte Scott, Lelia Ware, Kay Cox and Oscar Kelly; and back, Andy Hudgins and Ronald Arnold, president.
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The Aldersgate Garden Club celebrated National Garden Week during the designated first week of June each year.

National Garden Week is a time to acknowledge the importance of gardening and the contributions of gardeners. During the annual event, garden clubs in America and around the world work to educate and promote gardening and encourage everyone to get involved.

The Club President, Jackie Westfield, along with the other local presidents of the Magnolia and Ocoee Garden clubs, attended a signing by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland designating the event beginning June 2.

The weeklong activities included the presentation of a bouquet of flowers from members to five local churches in the community. Other activities included planting flowers in three raised flowerbeds at the Signature Health Care Facility as well as a litter pickup with Bradley County Keep America Beautiful in the Northeast Recreation Center Area.

Others participating in the KAB Event were members of the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. The club also focused on continued efforts to educate youth in the community about the importance of planting vegetable seeds for food, and planting flowers to beautify and conserve local communities.

As a result of this, Aldersgate began planting the vegetable garden for the second year. The youth enjoyed digging in the dirt and planting the seeds and plants and will return to our garden to help weed and maintain the plants. The club members look forward to showing them the result of their hard work.

All of these activities are in support of the newly elected National Garden Club Inc. President Linda Nelson, who has a theme, “Making a World of Difference, Choices Matter,” and Tennessee Federation of Garden Club President Ann McCormick. Mrs. McCormick’s two-year theme is “Dream It, Plan It, Do It.”