Damascus Garden Club meets at home of Keli Doyle, makes plans for Canfield Fair

DAMASCUS-The Damascus Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc., met Aug. 8 at the home of Keli Doyle who served as hostess of the month. MaryLynn Cameron served as co-hostess. Eight members answered the roll call question, and President Dave Peterson opened the meeting giving thanks to the hosts and extending birthday greetings to all members sharing August birthdays. Correspondence was shared and the minutes of the July meeting were read with one correction and one addition noted. The treasurer’s report for the July balance was accepted, and members donated to the Penny Pines collection.

Committee reports came from Val Knoedler who reviewed the watering schedule and asked members to come to a workday at the post office garden. Awards asked if there were any projects underway this year that might be entered in competition for an award at the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. 2020 state convention.

Under old business, a workday for the Canfield Fair door project was planned for Saturday at Dave Peterson’s. Sign-ups were taken for the Sept. 12 Canton Fall District Meeting. Those who wish to carpool to the event should meet at the church parking lot by 9:30 a.m. The cost for the meal is $18. A workday to prepare arrangements for the district meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 in Peterson’s garage. Members are reminded to bring greens and lining material to the workday.

Under new business, flower show rules for the Canfield Fair were distributed and participation in the show was reviewed. The club has been asked to participate in a perennial plants exchange at the Sebring Fall Festival on Sept. 21. There will be further discussion about this in September. The progress of the 2020 nominating committee was reviewed.

President Peterson closed the meeting, and a program prepared by Val Knoedler about air plants was read.

Members enjoyed a breakfast brunch prepared by hosts Keli Doyle and Lynn Cameron.