The Lewisburg House and Garden Club met on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Barn at Montwell Commons.
Dr. Cliff Baker addressed the Club and welcomed them as the first community group to utilize the Barn for a meeting at Montwell Commons. He stated the Greenbrier Health Alliance would be utilizing the kitchen for cook demonstrations for the well being of the community.
Brenda Jones, first vice president, conducted the business meeting in the absence of the President. She read a message from Dee Dotson, chair of the committee, regarding the work preparation and planting at the Crist Plot at the Old Stone Cemetery, with help by members Susan and Cam Harkness, Marit Withrow, and Skip Deegans, and assistance by Walter Adkins. Townley Hamilton reminded members that Lewisburg Elementary School would have the Sunflower Contest on Monday, Oct. 5, and Ronceverte Elementary will measure their flowers on Oct. 1.
Jones informed the Club she had received notice from Emily Shirey, Treasurer of the Greenbrier District of West Virginia Garden Clubs, that the District meeting is on Oct. 5 at Tamarack, and the deadline for reservations is Oct. 3 to Emily Shirey.
The guest speaker was Pamela Bailey who is a Landscape Architect and Botanist in Fayetteville. She discussed the landscape design and other possibilities for the future at Montwell Commons. Present features included in the design by Bailey are an apple orchard. herb garden, native plants and trees.
Members present were: Sharon Hollaway, Carol Olson, Dee Myers, Pat Wingo, Tara Wooten, Marit Withrow, Joan Montgomery, Townley Hamilton, Jeri Via, Darlene Zobrist, Polley Cunningham, Peggy Brown, Karen Lee McClung, Barbara Tuckwiller, and Judy Deegan. Guests were: Lyn McCorkle, Carrie Sanders and Jerry Janica.