Chipley Garden Club recently met at Falling Waters State Park. One of the Club’s projects is to collect spare change at each meeting in the Falling Waters Pennies Jar.  

“Once a year, the pennies are counted up and the club purchases something the park staff needs that cannot be purchased with state funds,” the Club said in a news release. “March 19, Club President Gweneth Collins, Vice President Linda Pigott, and Club Member/Park Employee Kim Patterson delivered a much needed paint sprayer to help maintain the park’s buildings.”

The day after, Honorary Member/Blossoms Floral Designer Kirby Holt provided a refresher on wreath making for the Club at the History Museum. He demonstrated making a spring wreath that’s easy to make and a patriotic design donated to the club for use at Chipley’s Blue Star Marker in front of the Florida Department of Transportation offices.  

The Chipley Garden Club has been busy in the area, from helping Falling Water State Park keep up appearances to making floral designs with nursing home residents. [CONTRIBUTED]

“March 21 found the Club at Community Health & Rehab in Panama City,” the Club’s news release said. “Club Member Jane Nendick presented a program on ‘Fun with Flowers’ for residents. After a brief lesson on design, the participants were provided materials and got busy creating some lovely designs.”

Garden club members assisted as needed.    

“This is a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon – making floral designs to share with others and display in the rooms,” Jane Nendick said.

Chipley Garden Club is active around town. If you are interested and would like to know more about the club, contact Club President Gweneth Collins at 850-260-4049.