Floral City Garden Club Spring Picnic

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 8, 2023

The Floral City Garden Club will be closing out the Club year with a spring picnic on Friday, May 12 at Floral Park just south of the Town Center on US 41.

Floral City Garden Club Spring Picnic

Members and guests may arrive at 11:00 am for a social period and the lunch, catered by Sonny’s BBQ, will be enjoyed by all at 11:30. The Club will hold their picnic in the South Pavilion not the one at the entrance as you turn off Floral Park Road.

Members are looking forward to returning to this nicely laid-out park with it’s winding paved paths, two pavilions and abundant swings and slides for children. The park is well shaded with maturing trees, many
of which were planted in the early 1990s by Floral City Garden Club members and friends. Even the original plantings at the main entrance was an early 1980s project of the Club.

Over those fourty years, there is only one member remaining who was involved with Floral Park in its early development stage. Many of the Club’s early members have transitioned to the Greater Garden and many
new members have taken their places.

In fact just this year the Club has gained a whoppin’ 28 new members. That is the most new members gained in any one year. The Club is sad to announce that eight members were lost due to mostly to
death, and moving away.

Members planning to attend the picnic are asked to call President Janie Stewart at (953) 577-5982 to reserve their meal free of charge.

Persons interested in becoming a new member at this picnic may attend free of charge upon calling Stewart and all others attending may call Stewart and reserve a lunch with a charge. Reservations for the picnic must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, 8 May in order to have a meal at the picnic.

Installation of officers has been delayed until the 8 September meeting. President Janie Stewart and Club member and past District V Director Donna Thomas will be attending the District V Garden Club Meeting. They will represent the Floral City Garden Club on 10 May at Lake City where the Lake City Garden Club will host the District Meeting.

The Floral City Garden Club does not meet formally in June, July and August, but members will continue to maintain the community gardens on the State Trail, at the Memorial Garden, at the east Gateway Entrance to Floral City and on the corner of US 41 and CR 48 in downtown Floral City.

All who are interested in learning about planting the right plant in the right spot when landscaping, propagating plants, caring for our community and adding floral to Floral City, are encouraged by the Garden club to come, join, learn and make new friends.

The Floral City Garden Club meets monthly September through May on the second Friday at 11:00 in the Floral City Community House location in the Town Center. The public is invited to programs without charge.  Visit www.floralcitygardenclub.com [1] or Call President Janie Stewart at (954)557-5982 or email at president@floralgardenclub.com



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