Club’s 50th-year plans include Symphony in Flowers March 12

The upcoming Symphony in Flowers event will mark the beginning of the Kilmarnock Garden Club’s 50th year of community involvement.

From planting crepe myrtle trees along Mary Ball Road, to providing monies for young people to attend Nature Camp, awarding college scholarships to graduating seniors from Lancaster and Northumberland high schools, to purchasing a 500-gallon rain barrel for the town of Kilmarnock, to awarding “Garden of the Month” to promote beauty and horticulture within the town limits of Kilmarnock, to providing grant money for the new Kilmarnock Town Park; the Kilmarnock Garden Club has been involved in their community and 2017 will be a continuation of this commitment, reported ways and means chairman Genny Chase.

The executive board met January 3 to discuss the 50th year activities, said Chase. Among the planned functions will be a luncheon with the National Garden Clubs, national president Nancy Hargroves, and the joint fundraising event, Symphony in Flowers.

Symphony in Flowers will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Symphony in Flowers has been in the planning stage for over a year and will be a “one of a kind” performance, combining the Lancaster High School Symphonic Band, under the leadership of Robbie Spiers, and an international floral designer from New Zealand, Francine Thomas, said Chase.

Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased at 435-6902, or anitahart2577@gmailcom. The Lancaster High School band has performed in numerous bowl games and hometown parades and events. However, this “floral music theater” promises to be one of their most interesting performances, said Chase.

The Kilmarnock Garden Club members are looking forward to a very interesting, entertaining and educational year, she said.


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