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Hillsboro Garden Club meets

By Carol Gorby-
The Hillsboro Garden Club held its monthly meeting on Oct. 26 at Floral Hall. Entries for the various contests held by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs are in the final stages of preparation.
    This year, the club is hoping to place well in all eight contests: Beautification Project, Designer of the Year, Fair Flower Show, Programs, Publicity, Outstanding Amateur Gardener, Outstanding Garden
Club, and Outstanding Garden Club Member.
    Six members attended the regional meeting on Oct. 21 at Roberts Arena. Speaker for the morning program was Bob Iiams on dividing and layering
perennials, and for the afternoon program, a Region 16 member, Diane Christen of Blanchester, showed us how to make fun, useful, and lovely
treasures out of “trash” or found objects. Who would have thought bowling balls could become ladybugs!
    Gloria Wright announced the Holiday Parade is Nov. 27, but the time has been moved to 2 p.m. Judging will be at 12:30 p.m.
    The theme for this year is “Hometown Christmas.”
    We will be entering a float, so be sure to look for us!
    Hillsboro Garden Club recently presented a Beautification Award to Dr.
Erik Bernhoffer for his medical office’s landscaping and gardens. His home and office, located on Prospect Road, sit amid a wooded glen he has filled with trees, gardens and a pond with swans in residence. It is a tranquil setting that surely helps his patients relax before a medical visit. His award was in the business category. We are still considering suggestions for residential and commercial awards for later presentation.
    The program for the evening was a monochromatic design by Rose Marie Cowdrey. She explained that by adding only white, gray, and black to a selected color, tints and tones of the base color are used within the design.
    She then assembled a hanging design of three dried gourds painted light lavender, accented by two dried dark lavender allium seed heads against a gray felt background.
    She passed out color wheels
to other designers in the club and hinted that we may have a
monochromatic design in this year’s fair Flower Show.
    In closing, Nancy explained a new indicator to look for if you or anyone in your presence is suspected of having a stroke.
    The first three letters of STROKE, S for smile – may be unable to lift both sides of the mouth; T for talk – speech may be slurred or unable to repeat a simple sentence; R for raise – unable to raise both arms – are prior indicators to utilize. The new indicator is the tongue – if the tongue is crooked or goes to one side when asked to stick it out. It is essential that signs be recognized ASAP because if medical care is given within three hours, the effects of a stroke are totally reversible.
    Sharon Mills and Dianna Baker served refreshments of beef cheese log with crackers, pumpkin moon pies, chocolate moon pies, decorated cookies and apple cider.[[In-content Ad]]

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