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Garden club plants seeds of action

Published 12:02am Sunday, September 29, 2013

Finally! Fall has arrived; and with its brisk breezes and fabulous foliage, the ladies of the Natchez Garden Club are gearing up for the upcoming hustle and bustle of a new season.

The October membership meeting will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The House on Ellicott’s Hill in Ellicott Hall. This month, we have two programs to share with you that will be a delight and treat for everyone!

First up, Mr. Bob Strader of the Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex in Sibley will present to our members a program about the work he does on the refuge.

Mr. Strader is a native of Baton Rouge, but relocated to Natchez in 2008 with his family.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Strader has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a focus on wetlands ecology, management and restoration and migratory bird management.

Next, we will have a plant exchange headed by Kay Taylor. Be sure to bring your favorite fall flowers and potted plants to share with others at the meeting.

As always, be sure to bring your items for the Stew Pot and the women’s shelter. We will be donating canned vegetables to the Stew Pot.

Since the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays are quickly approaching, helping the Stew Pot with this donation will be immensely appreciated.

Also, be sure to bring your feminine hygiene items for the women’s shelter to help them during this busy time.

This month’s lunch will be provided by Uptown Grocery. So, it is going to be good to the last drop!

Make sure to call the Garden Club office to make your reservation by Monday so that you can have a spot at this meeting and luncheon.

The number for the office is 601-443-9065.

Also, make your way over to our website,, to learn more about our club, our events, our houses and what we will have to offer throughout the upcoming months.

We are also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Pushlocal. Be sure to hop on those fabulous social media sites, follow us and watch for all updates we will be making this Fall!

See you on Thursday.


Jennie Guido is publicity chairwoman for the Natchez Garden Club.