The Holden Beach Beautification Club has been busy prepping Padgett Garden and Town Hall for summer guests and holiday visitors. The hard work of the Landscaping Committee is in full bloom in all the gardens and the special touches from the Seasonal Decor Committee at Padgett Garden and Town Hall enhance the effect. The patriotic decor sets off the gorgeous floral display. Thanks to both of these committees for all the hard work! The Holden Beach Beautification Club wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!
Seasonal Decorations committee members Donna and Larry Blume, Marge Doyle and Judy Bayless placed Fourth of July decor. Not pictured: Becky Willis.
The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen the home of Charles Major and Kurt Morton on Ocean Blvd East as our June yard of the month. It is a tiny but well detailed yard with colorful portulaca and hydrangeas bushes and beautifully arranged palm and cedar trees. It is a little paradise. Congratulations to Charles and Kurt!
Out-going President Gayle Todd is thanked for her service to the Club by awards chair Beverly Compton.
Holden Beach Beautification Club closed out the year with the annual luncheon and awards. Members enjoyed excellent food and the view at The Dock House while they celebrated a successful year.
Out-going President Gayle Todd welcomed everyone and gave a wrap up of the year’s highlights. She thanked the outgoing Board and Committee Chairs and awarded Dolly Mitchell the Trowel Award. Joyce Lanning was recognized as a Golden Gardener for 15 years of service to the Club. Beverly Compton was recognized as Club Member of the Year. Gayle was thanked for her service to the Club as President.
Gayle swore in the officers for the upcoming year:
President Linda Rast
First Vice President Julia Anderson
Second Vice President Marlene Barz
Third Vice President Dolly Mitchell (not present)
Secretary Denise Mirandola
Treasurer Donna Aycock
Incoming President Linda Rast announced her Committee Chairs and discussed her goals for the upcoming year. Gayle Todd gave closing remarks and thanked Janice Sullivan (chair), Bennie Hall, Carolyn Metrakos, Marlene Barz, Cecelia Weston, Vicki Myers, and Becky Greene for planning the luncheon.
Incoming officers: President Linda Rast, First Vice President Julia Anderson, Second Vice President Marlene Barz, Secretary Denise Mirandola and Treasurer Donna Aycock. Not pictured: Third Vice President Dolly Mitchell.
Beautification Club Members worked on the Spring Planting on Monday and Tuesday getting the gardens ready for summer visitors. Padgett Garden, Town Hall, and the mainland side of the bridge were planted with over 500 plants. In addition, shrubs that were damaged in last fall’s storms were replaced in the gardens. They look beautiful thanks to some hardworking men and women. Hats off to our helpers: Becky Greene (chair), Donna Aycock, JoAnn Burke, Sharon Butler, Bev Compton, Kate Felmly, Susan Gibble, Tim Gibble, Denise Mirandola, Carolyn Metrakos, Linda Rast, Ros Stokes, Gayle Todd, Cecelia Weston, and Becky Willis.
The Holden Beach Beautification Club chose Steve and Becky Greene’s yard on Sunshine Lane as our May Yard of the Month. It is a bright and colorful yard with multiple pots and planters. The gardens are filled with azaleas, hydrangea, irises, quince, cactus, amaryllis, bottlebrush plant, and more. Becky is a member of the HBBC. Congratulations to the Greenes!
Spring is here and that means it is time for the annual Holden Beach Beautification Club Plant Sale. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and we depend on it to keep the island’s gardens looking great. We will have a beautiful selection of annuals and perennials to brighten any home!
When: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 (The weekend of Days at the Docks Festival) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Emergency Operations Center, behind the Food Lion on Sabbath Home Road, See the map below!