Bermuda Run Garden Club receives 93 ribbons at Carolina Classic Fair

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Bermuda Run Garden Club members recently celebrated their successful participation in the Flower Show at the Carolina Classic Fair. Club members received 93 winning ribbons, including several Best in Show Awards, which resulted in cash prizes for the garden club. Each year, members submit container plants and floral and horticultural samples to enter the fair’s competition. Participation in the flower show encourages members to expand their knowledge of caring for and displaying a wide variety of plants. The flower show also presents an opportunity for members to practice their skills in the floral design competition. While the coveted winning ribbons are a source of pride, the cash prizes, which are donated by club members, allow the garden club to use profits from the fair and other fund-raising projects to assist local non-profit organizations. “People look forward to the club’s Annual Spring Geranium Sale,” said Chairwoman Linda Ernst, “because they know the plants produce beautiful, healthy blooms all summer long; and profits from the sale help the local community.”
Shredding Chairwoman Marie Labarowski adds that “Our shredding event customers appreciate having a safe, secure way to dispose of personal documents without contributing to the landfill; but they also know they’re helping local charities at the same time.” Non-profit organizations receiving recent donations from Bermuda Run Garden Club include the Dragonfly House, Davie Community Foundation’s Childrens’ Reading Fund, Tanglewood Arboretum, and a Storehouse for Jesus.