GILFORD — Opechee Garden Club members celebrated a successful 74th annual meeting and luncheon held June 3 at the Gilford Community Church. "Flowers diverted to Fashion" was the theme for the day, with white table linens and colorful floral centerpieces surrounding whimsical "fashion models".
During the meeting, six area students were announced as recipients of the club's annual donation to the Lakes Region Scholarship Fund, and a thank you letter from the fund was read aloud congratulating the club on its contributions to date in excess of $51,000.
In addition to the announcements, eight new members were inducted into the group. These inductees include Diane Beaman, Carol Block, Susan Finn, Gail Glines, Kay Hodgson, Joyce Howe, Eileen Rusilillo and Sandy Morey.
Looking ahead, Sandy Hickok and Helen Murphy, chairmen for the upcoming Awesome Blossoms Garden Tour, Luncheon, Boutique and Raffle on Saturday, July 13, reported plans that include seven varied gardens, table settings with floral arrangements, an expanded garden boutique with several vendors, and new this year Vintage Treasurers and a potting shed offering herbs and houseplants to perennials. A new luncheon menu and tempting raffle items including a hand-made quilt should provide visitors an enjoyable day. They announced tickets at $25, including lunch, are now available at area locations, or by contacting: 524-7290 or opecheegardenclub2012.com.