The Westlake Garden Club was recently recognized by the Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. and received several awards. The GCO represents 148 local clubs across the state. The Westlake Garden Club took second place for Outstanding Garden Club in the category for large clubs.
The club also took received first place awards in the categories of website (www.westlakegardenclub.org), National Garden Week and in the Trees-mature category for donating a tree to be planted on city land to celebrate Arbor Day every year since 1963. The club also received an Honorable Mention for the quality of its club newsletter.
Club President Regina McCarthy said,” The club endeavors to support every aspect of gardening in the community and to promote a fellowship among local gardeners. We are honored to have our efforts recognized by the GCO.”
Local gardeners may want to join the WGC on its next bus tour. It will include a visit to the lush gardens at Fellows Riverside Gardens and a stop at Lanterman’s Mill and covered bridge in Youngstown. Lunch will be at Kravitz Garden Café.
The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16 and return to Westlake at 4:30 p.m. Some seats are still open to the public. The cost is $65 per person and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 1. Call Marie McCarthy at (216) 221-6365 for information and reservations.