July 5 Community Briefs

July 5, 2013 

Clay Potters Garden Club

Clay Potters Garden Club met June 15 for its annual Tour of Members Gardens. The first stop was at the home of Dan and Patty Weaver to see the expanding and evolving flower beds and many native flowers of every description.

Then, it was on to Doug and Judy Manning’s to see the beautiful Oakleaf Hydranga, red and gold varigated Asiatic Lily and the large area under the trees left vacant for a Turkey Scratch area, which is well used daily by many wild turkeys. The Hackberry butterflies were flitting all around her yard.

Debbie Lehman’s was the next stop to see her very large and very beautiful Stargazer Lily and well groomed flower beds around her house. She also shared many Iris, Sedum and Coneflower with members before we left.

Michell McGeerney’s landscaped yard with a dry rock stream and cooling greens of a Japanese garden, as well as her neat and ordered foundation plantings and day lily rows were all just lovely.

Deb and David Jensen’s home was next for the tour of their yard, first to see the beautiful rainbow or pizza raised bed with each section of the pie a different color. One section all red, the next purple, yellow, blue or orange. Wow! She had a large butterfly garden, numerous Dahlias and Dave had a nice vegetable garden also in raised beds.

A covered dish picnic lunch was next with two guests, Doug Manning and Dan Weaver joining 10 members. A brief business meeting ended the day. Our next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the home of Patty Weaver.

The Glorified Homemakers Club

The Glorified Homemakers Club met June 18 at the University of Missouri extension office in Harrisonville. Prior to the business meeting, Erin Wagner, of the Raymore 4-H club, presented a program about 4-H. She spoke about the projects she has been involved with since becoming a member, including Fashion Design, Horsemanship, Food Projects and Photography. She also has been in various officer positions at club and county levels. She showed a beautiful prom dress she made and a Pendleton wood jacket she is making to show at the Cass County Fair.

After the program, President Sue Pulliam called the meeting to order and led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Roll call was “An Old Home Remedy for Health,” which six members answered by six members. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given.

Pulliam reported on the quarterly council meeting. She said Betty Beason had announced Stephanie White had received the Helen Morse scholarship.

Susan Mills-Gray will be in contact with the clubs to let them know who will have the area meeting this year.

The club passed a motion to give a donation to the Helen Morse Scholarship Fund.

The July meeting will be Tuesday, July 16, and it is a trip to Clinton.

Pulliam announced the Cass Co Fair will be July 16-21 in Pleasant Hill. Anyone able to help with exhibit tables, please contact the extension office.

The August meeting will be a silent auction to make money for club projects and donate food items to the food pantry.

Members present were Patty Anderson, Sandra Collings, Katrine Cummins, Goldie Cunningham, Pulliam and Sandy Young.

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