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2021 Relaunch Event

Janet's Emeny’s hard preparation work garnered a good turnout for this special occasion.   A number of long-standing members attended and there were several new visitors interested in joining the group.  In total 23 visitors came along to enjoy the relaunch evening.  It was good to meet everyone (new and old) in person after the horrible preceding year. There were a couple of cancellations, which meant we stayed just within the government guidelines, as well!

The evening started with a chat over nibbles, washed down with prosecco or squash, and members caught up with news and introduced themselves and explained the Club to the newcomers.

Janet had laid out the garden club 'diary' on a display table for visitors to browse, and Heather had three pretty plant arrangements alongside. There were also photographs of past members and events to remember arranged on a long banner line. Attendees also admired the lovely gardens Janet and Steve have developed over their time at Willow Tree Lodge.

This was followed by the 'Name that Twig' competition, set by Nigel, with healthy looking samples. This was won by Barbara by a clear margin - well done Barbara!

Strawberries and cream were served by Hilda and Diana and glasses of Prosecco were served by Sommelier Steve and expertly topped up by Roger, Diana’s husband throughout the evening.

The raffle was next, with two more bottles of prosecco and 3 outdoor plants as prizes, donated by Nigel and John.

Unfortunately, Nigel our Club Chairperson, couldn't be present in person, which was very sad, but Janet read a speech he had prepared for the March 2020 AGM (which was cancelled due to Covid) describing 2019's activities, with updates for 2020, including the sad passing of Maureen 

Justice last year. This was also a good formal introduction to the Club for the prospective new members.

The proceedings closed with a round of applause for Janet (many thanks also to her team of helpers!), and the guests dispersed with a beautiful sunset sky overhead. 

Janet sends her personal thanks to everyone who came along to support or show interest the ASK Garden Club.

If you could not attend the relaunch event but would like to join the garden club please contact Janet on 0775 111 7820 or email [email protected]