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Garden Club 65th Anniversary Luncheon Postponed To June



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As its 2019-20 yearbook proudly notes, the Garden Club of Newtown has been “Cultivating Our Community” since 1955.

As the club’s current season approaches its conclusion, members are putting final touches on plans to celebrate its 65th anniversary. The public is invited to that celebration, now planned for Tuesday, June 9, from 11 am until 2:30 pm, at Rock Ridge Country Club.

The event had originally been scheduled for March 24, but co-presidents Kerri Williams and Peggy Jepsen announced the change of plans over concerns for COVID-19. Tickets already purchased for March will be honored in June; additional tickets are still available for the new date.

The day’s events will include full luncheon (cash bar), raffle and silent auction, honors and accolades, and a program.

Cost is $55, which includes 10 raffle tickets.

Guest speaker Ellen Ecker Ogden will discuss “The Art of Growing Food: Designed for Cooks Who Love to Garden.” A landscape designer based in Manchester, Vt., Ogden is the author of The Complete Kitchen Garden and The New Heirloom Garden. She also lectures on kitchen garden design.

Reservations should be received by March 17; send checks to Mary Goebel, 22 Rock Ridge Road, Newtown CT 06470, and include a note indicating entrée choice; selections are French chicken breast, salmon, or vegetable- and quinoa-stuffed zucchini. Lunch will also include appetizer, salad, vegetables, and dessert.

The country club is at 214 Sugar Street.

For additional information contact Garden Club of Newtown Co-President Peggy Jepsen, peggyjepsen@frontier.com.

Garden Club of Newtown members — including, from left, Peg Townsend, Jeannette DelVento, Yvonne Misarti and Peggy Jepsen — recently conducted a work session to prepare some of the items that will be raffled during the club’s 65th anniversary luncheon. The public is invited to join the club for the celebration, now planned for June 9 at Rock Ridge Country Club. —photo courtesy Linda Dunn
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