The Holden Beach Beautification Club will be sponsoring a booth at Festival by the Sea this weekend, October 27-28, featuring the skills of the very talented HBBC Art Committee Ladies. They have worked all summer on fun items to add to your yard or give as gifts. Watch for Snowmen to brighten your yard this winter, coastal Lighthouses for your deck, porch or garden, hypertufa leaves that can be used as bird baths or shallow planters, and our ever-popular mushrooms!
We also have the garden gloves that everyone raves about in all sizes – perfect for getting your fall garden set for the winter months!
New this year, we will be taking credit cards as well as cash!
Best of all, all proceeds from our booth go to fund the club and our mission to beautify the public garden areas of Holden Beach.
President Gayle Todd, Judy Thuer, 2nd Vice President Cecelia Weston
The Holden Beach Beautification Club welcomed Judy Thuer to our October meeting. She spoke on pollinators in the garden and containers and the importance of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators in the environment. Pollinators assist 80% of the world’s flowering plants! Hostesses for the meeting were Diana Hadesty (chair), Jean Blanton, Lillian West, and Sharon Butler.
The Club also finalized plans for the booth at Festival by the Sea October 27 and 28. Stop by the HBBC booth to check out the work of our talented Art Committee members! As always, proceeds from the booth further the goals of the club to beautify our island!
Members also signed up for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Contact Janice Sullivan to let her know if you are attending the luncheon, if you are bringing a guest and what side dish you are bringing to share. The November meeting is always a favorite!
Hostesses Sharon Butler, Lillian West, Diana Hadesty (chair) and Jean Blanton (not pictured).
The Kendalls are the October Yard of the Month Winners!
The Holden Beach Beautification Club would like to announce that the home of Bob and Janette Kendall on Lois Avenue has been selected as the October Yard of the Month. The Kendalls have worked very hard on their yard this year and have a collection of mums, vinca, hibiscus, lantana, pansies, and multiple colorful potted plants. Congratulations to the Kendalls!
President Gayle Todd, Speakers Nancy Dickerson and Marge Comer, and 2nd Vice President Cecelia Weston.
The Holden Beach Beautification Club kicked off another year on Wednesday. President Gayle Todd introduced the theme for the year “Our Members are the Flower Power of the Community” which emphasizes the importance of our members to our Club and to the community! Gayle presented Joyce Lanning with a yellow rose in recognition of becoming a Golden Gardener. Joyce has been a member of HBBC for 15 years. Our speakers for the meeting, Nancy Dickerson and Marge Comer, introduced us to Preparing for a Small Flower Show – which is on the Club’s calendar for the spring. Members received their Yearbooks, heard from the committee chairs about the upcoming year, adopted the budget and voted to create a “Supporters” role for our hardworking spouses and significant others. Hostesses for the meeting were Dolly Mitchell (chair), Ros Stokes, Jane Ivey, Kate Felmly and JoAnn Burke.
Our next meeting is October 10 and our speaker will be Judy Thuer on “Making Pollinators in your Gardens and Containers Happy”. Everyone is welcome to attend. See you then!
Hostesses Jane Ivey, Ros Stokes, Dolly Mitchell (chair), Kate Felmly and JoAnn Burke (not pictured).
Golden Gardener Joyce Lanning and President Gayle Todd.
The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen the home of Bob Waskey and Rose Leonard at 549 OBW as the September Yard of the Month. They have worked hard to create a garden with palm trees, multiple types of salvia, numerous blooming grasses, rosemary, lilies, and beautiful perennial hibiscus. Bob is pictured with Tucker. Congratulations to Bob and Rose.
The Holden Beach Beautification Club has awarded the August Yard of the Month to Dick and Cathy Saiers at 121 Ferry Road. The yard is beautifully landscaped and there is plenty of color with annuals planted in the yard, large pots, and window boxes. Congratulations to the Saiers!