Thomasville Times Enterprise

March 13, 2014

Garden Club yard sale planned

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — The members of the Thomasville Garden Club are getting ready for a special event that will benefit their newest project.

According to Julia Singletary, council president, the Garden Club members will host a “Clean Sweep” yard on  Saturday morning to benefit the Hospice Flower Project.

She noted, “Since September, we have created flower arrangements each week for the patients in Thomas, Mitchell and Brooks counties in Hospice of Southwest Georgia. To date, we have made over 700 individual arrangements for these patients.  It has been a wonderful way for us to use our talents to serve those in need in our community.”

Deborah Taylor is Hospice of Southwest Georgia’s volunteer coordinator for the program. She complimented the Garden Club on their dedication to the project.

“We take the arrangements to the patients’ homes and they are so appreciative. It makes a difference in the kind of care we are able to show them.”

Singletary noted the wonderful support the Garden Club has gotten from the local florists and churches, who often donate flowers from events for the members to re-workon Monday mornings.

“While we appreciate the cooperation from Singletarys’ Flower Shop, Thomasville Flower Shop and many of the churches, we often purchase flowers for these arrangements.  We are hoping to combine our efforts this weekend at the yard sale to support this project. The yard sale will feature donations from members from all four garden clubs."

The Yard Sale will be held inside the Garden Center at 1102 S. Broad St. from 8 a.m. to noon. Members have been cleaning out closets and gathering gently used items, especially women’s clothes, for sale at the event.

Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the Hospice Flower Project may send donations to Thomasville Garden Club Inc., P.O. Box 1273, Thomasville, Ga. 31799.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Thomasville Garden Club, founded in 1914, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  They will sponsor the 93rd Annual Standard Flower Show, Centennial Celebrations, Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in conjunction with the Rose Show Festival.

Four local clubs, all named for a variety of rose, are affiliated with Thomasville Garden Club, the Garden Club of Georgia and National Garden Club Inc. — Briarcliff, Lady Banks, Killarney Queen and Rambler Rose. For information on joining a club, contact membership chairman, Jane Delarber at 226-4708.