SYRACUSE — The Garden Club of Indiana held its annual state convention in LaPorte. Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club was one of the host clubs since it is a member of the North Central District, which put on the convention.
The theme was “Door to the Wild Side.” Club member Linda Harkleroad was installed as state first vice president during the event.
Several local members attended including President Joyce Arleen Corson, State Recording Secretary Linda Harkleroad, District Secretary Pam Schumm, Melanie Mason and Lynn Allegret. The painted door representing the theme was done by club member and Milford artist Judy Marquart, who also was present.
Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club will hold its next meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. The group will meet at Oppenheim Woods to view the wildflowers. The parking lot for the Nature Conservancy preserve is located approximately 1/4 mile east of the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, on the north side of Kalorama Road, to the west of North Webster.
On the north side of North Webster, turn west on Crystal Flash Road from SR 13. Crystal Flash turns into Kalorama Road. After a hike through the woods, the group will move to the Camelot Lake home of Pam Unruh for the business meeting and refreshments. Guests are welcome.
The club visited Micro Farms, Nappanee, Tuesday, April 2, followed by lunch at Dutchmaid Eatery. May will be a busy month for the garden club. The red geranium sale at Syracuse Elementary School for Mother’s Day will have pickup Thursday, May 9, behind the school. Planting of the Syracuse Parks will be done around May 15 by club members. Uptown planter baskets will be delivered before Memorial Day.
The group will assist with a native plant sale Saturday, June 1, at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation.