Flowertown Garden Clubtakes state, national awards

  • Friday, July 4, 2014

Provided Flowertown Garden Cub members recently attended the Garden Club of South Carolina annual meeting where they accepted numerous awards. From left are GCSC President Judith Dill, South Atlantic Region Director Martha Morgan, FGC President Janice Messex, Vice President Judi Burns, Maureen Minner and Amy Rauton.

The Flowertown Garden Club took top honors at the Lowcountry, state, region and national levels for the 2013-14 year, according to Janice Messex who served as president for 2013-14.

“I’m just so proud for Flowertown Garden Club,” Messex said.

The awards included:

First place awards for the East Lowcountry District included:

• Garden Therapy with the elderly

• Civic Beautification (raised gardens and plantings at the Cuthbert Center)

• Arbor Day

• Yearbook

• President’s Report

First place awards from the Garden Club of South Carolina:

• Civic Beautification (Cuthbert Center)

• Arbor Day

• Yearbook

• President’s Report

First place awards from the South Atlantic Region:

• Civic Beautification (Cuthbert Center)

• Arbor Day

• Yearbook

First Place award from the National Garden Club:


The yearbook award was for a club of 69-99 members. The yearbook included, for the first, photos of each of the members along with their contact information.

Messex said she was not sure if FGC had ever won a national award before. She thanked Jessica McVeigh and Judy Watts for producing the yearbook. Longtime member Emmagene Rhodes also indicated that getting three South Atlantic Region Awards was an excellent showing.


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