G.S. Garden Club Blue Star Memorial Dedication
Representatives from American Legion Post 44 and Alabama Garden Club Inc. President Sybil Ingram joined members of the Gulf Shores Garden Club at the recent Blue Star Memorial dedication at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center on Hwy. 59. The GSGC sponsored the memorial as part of its ongoing effort to recognize veterans in a highly visible way. The program is an ongoing National Garden Club Inc. project in which local garden clubs place a marker in a prominent location on America’s highways, byways, cemeteries and other civic locations. The GSGC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 9:45 a.m. Sept. thru May at the Gulf Shores Activity Center. Guests and new members are always welcome. In addition to sharing their love of plants and gardening, club members assist with many community projects, including the Gulf Shores Christmas Parade, the Alabama Coastal Clean Up and the Gulf Shores Beautification Committee. The club’s primary fundraiser is an annual flower seminar. Tickets go on sale for the Feb. 5, 2020 event in December and proceeds fund scholarship programs, community gardens, goodie bags for veterans at the William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette. For more club info, visit gsgardenclub.com or facebook.
Pictured: Sybil Ingram, Garden Clubs of Alabama President; Diane Star, former District VIII Director; Diane Farnham, Gulf Shores Garden Club President Diane Farnham, Jim Hill, Gulf Shores American Legion Post 44.