On October 30, The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Inc. held their annual Awards Meeting at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Ten members of the Garden Club of Orange were able to attend the meeting to accept awards for themselves and other members who were not able to attend.
Bunny Hine, member of the Garden Club for 47 years, received the Tribute Award in Horticulture; Marion Rizzo received the Joyce P. Harris Award for outstanding horticulture achievement within the Orange Garden Club. Elly Torello received the Ellen Carder Memorial Award for her lifelong interest in the field of horticulture; Betty Hadlock received an individual achievement award for her work in conservation with monarchs. The Club also received first place awards for our newsletter, yearbook and publicity. Terri Azoti received a national award for our newsletter.
The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and the NBGC. For membership information, contact Eileen Eisenman (203) 878-9597.