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Thanks For A Great Garden Club Celebration



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To the Editor:

The Garden Club of Newtown celebrated their 66th anniversary with a luncheon at the lovely Rock Ridge Country Club in Newtown, September 21.

Many local garden clubs and FGCCT members, First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, and authors Sydney Eddison and Andrea Zimmerman added to the celebration with a total attendance of 91 guests.

The highlight of the afternoon was our speaker, author, lecturer, and garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden, speaking on her current book, The New Heirloom Garden.

Raffle and auction items were on display.

Guests mingled to bid and place each raffle ticket in hopes they would take home the large array of donated gifts from the following local businesses:

Aroma Touch Therapy, Art & Frame, Bagel Delight. Barnwood Grill. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Bethel Automotive, Black Angus Grill, Black Swan, Body by Jackie, artist Richard Bramble, Bridgewater Chocolates, Caraluzzi’s, Carminuccio’s Pizza, artist Marcia Cavanaugh, Chamomile, Ferris Acres Creamery, Ferris Mulch, Figs, Hero For Men, Hollandia Nursery, artist Alma Kearns, Lucas Local, My Place Restaurant, Nails and Beyond, New Morning Market, Newtown Hardware, Newtown Salt Spa, NYA Sport’s & Fitness Studio, Planter’s Choice, Premier Wine & Spirits, Prime Pub, Provisions, Quality Gem, Re/Max, Ben Keeney, Red Baron, Red Rooster Pub, Redding Roaster’s, Ricci’s Salon, Sal & Pepe, Simpson & Vail Tea Store, Tambascio’s, The Gift Box, The Villa Restaurant, Toy Tree, Tractor Barn, artist Don Troiani, True Value Hardware, UK Gourmet, Union Savings, and Wild Birds Unlimited.

Additional thanks to our club members for their time, talent and donations.

So proud to be their president and chairman of this event.

Peggy Jepsen


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