2012-03-29 / Community News

Lexington Garden Club News

By Nita Levy

The Lexington Garden Club met on March 8 at the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall, with Sally Colonna as Hostess and Sylvia DeClue, Sharon Heller and Sharon Murphy as Co-Hostesses.

The presentation was given by Mark Klym from Texas Parks and Wildlife, on Hummingbirds. Members enjoyed Mr. Klym’s presentation and found it very interesting and informative.

President, Kathi Olechowski discussed the $4,000 donation made by the Lexington Economic Development Corporation intended to be used for beautification of the Square. Lee Marks found webbing for chain length fence for approximately $2,000. Ideas were requested for use of the remaining $2,000.

Pam Iselt is to meet with Mrs. Brockenbush at the school regarding Lexington Garden Club Scholarships, as the award ceremony is scheduled for May 22.

A reminder was given concerning the need for plants, flowers, vegetables and seeds for the homecoming sale. Members are also urged to consider bringing garden tools, books, cookies and other items for sale. A volunteer list is being developed for that upcoming event.

Members are asked to contact Mary Beth Gibson if they would like their yard included on the annual Yard Tour in May, or to tell her about any other yards that may be included.

Members should also contact Kathi Olechowski if you plan on car-pooling to the Herb Society plant sale in Round Top on Friday, April 16, 2012.

Notify Pam Iselt for the Lee County Hose Lawn project, if you are interested in helping or if you have ideas regarding the project.

Nina Seifert requested the name and telephone numbers of individuals interested in making planters for the Homecoming sale.

Beautification dates on the Square are April 10 and 17 at 9 a.m. Please bring your own tools.

New members who joined the Club are Udine Henson and Sheri Sweet.

The next meeting will be on April 12. We will enjoy a trip to Southwest Greenway, 70 Acres City of Austin Parks, which is on the site of the Robert Mueller Airport. Members will leave from the gazebo on the Square at 8:30 a.m. We will enjoy a tour with Brian Scantlin on his landscaping with native Texas plants. We will enjoy a brown bag lunch, followed by a tour of the Austin Botanical Gardens.

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