WH Garden Club holds plant swap, elects officers at recent meeting


The White Hall Garden Club met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bank Community Room.

Before the program and business meeting, refreshments of sandwiches, slaw, potato salad and cake were served in a spring table setting by Jean Boast and Barbara Duckworth.

A plant swap consisting of plants grown by members brought to exchange and share was the program. Some of the plants in the swap were ivy, Dusty miller, Daylilies, shamrock, fern, gardenia, jasmine and seeds of cone flowers.

Joann Gregory, president, presided over the business meeting. A memorial park bench for the White Hall City Hall has been purchased to honor Virginia Brown, a well-known teacher and charter member of the garden club. Donations were made by her family and friends to the garden club. The bench will be placed soon.

The election of officers for a two-year term, beginning June 1, includes president, Brenda Simmering; vice president/program and handbook chairman, Gwen Henry, with assistant Cathy Currington; secretary, Verblene Lovelace; treasurer, Carol Grant; social chairman, Gregory and committee, Cathy Walker and Rana McClain; historian, Duckworth, with photo help by McClain.

The garden club has been asked for assistance in choosing and planting plants for the White Hall Nursing Home in White Hall. The center will care for the plants afterward. Details are being worked out.

Gwen Henry won the door prize.

Those attending the meeting were Gregory, Simmering, Duckworth, Henry, Walker, Boast, Currington, McClain and Lovelace.