December Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club awarded the December Yard of the Month to Mike and Dianne Hebert of Ocean Boulevard East. The Christmas decorations consist of multiple lights in all levels and an eclectic Santa Rooster! Thanks to the Hebert’s for all the work they did to brighten our holiday and congratulations on a beautiful display!
This entry was posted on December 21, 2018.

Holiday Happenings

Speaker and HBBC Member Bennie Hall with Second Vice President Cecelia Weston.

The Holden Beach Beautification Club held their regular December meeting on December 12.  Bennie Hall, ASID, NCIDQ, presented “Fast, Fun and Affordable Holiday Decorations”.  Besides being an HBBC member and Golden Gardener, Bennie is a professional designer and has also worked in the floral industry.  She shared tips she uses in her own home as well when decorating for others.

The Holden Beach Beautification Club wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful 2019!


HBBC Member Dolly Mitchell samples the goodies provided by Marlene Barz (Chair), Kate Felmly, Jean Smithson, Carolyn Metrakos and Judy Bayless.

This entry was posted on December 16, 2018.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

The members of the Holden Beach Beautification Club and their guests enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings!  Members, spouses, and guests were joined by Town Officials and staff members.  This annual potluck meal is always a favorite with members!  Donna Blume and her committee, Bev Compton, Joyce Lanning, Janice Sullivan, and Jean Smithson, created beautiful tablescapes featuring festive fall decor.


This entry was posted on December 6, 2018.

November Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen Hilda and Cartland Allen’s yard on Yacht Watch for the November yard of the month. The yard is planted with numerous pink muhly grasses that are in full bloom now. They have other bushes and many palms trees planted in the front and back yards. Their grandson, Chase Richards is pictured among the grasses. Congratulations to the Allens!

This entry was posted on November 26, 2018.

Festival by the Sea

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.


This entry was posted on October 25, 2018.

Pollinators have October Meeting Buzzing!


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).

This entry was posted on October 18, 2018.

October Yard of the Month

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!
This entry was posted on October 6, 2018.