Aug. 9 Community Brief

August 9, 2013 

Clay Potters Garden Club

Clay Potters Garden Club met July 8 at the home of Patty Weaver with 13 members and one guest, Ann Pierce.

Club President Bernie Zeller opened the meeting by leading in the pledge to the flag. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and a treasurer’s report was given. Weaver presented a bill for plantings in the Butterfly Garden at City Park for $55.39. Judy Manning made a motion to reimburse her for that amount. Motion carried. Big Creek also has donated plantings.

Darra Simpson, her son, her brother sister-in-law and nephew all helped to replant the Veterans’ Memorial Garden before the 4th of July holiday.

Plans were made to work at Cass County Fair Horticultural Show on July 18. West Central District annual meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 7, in Sedalia.

Michelle McGeeney did the “B” plant-of-the-month on Bougainvillea. She had lovely pictures and an interesting program on a recent trip she had taken and seen the featured plant.

Weaver and Deb Jensen gave a great program on Monarch butterflies. They had several examples of leaves with eggs on them, some with caterpillars chewing holes in the milk weed leaves and and lots of information. Jensen made a motion that we have a registered sign in our Butterfly Garden at the park. Club voted to have our garden registered with the Monarch Society. Weaver then showed Swallowtail butterflies in the egg stage and several caterpillars of various sizes eating on dill leaves. Jensen told us she has 35 of them growing in her kitchen.

Club will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Benchmark Health Care. Guest are always welcome.

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