Bermuda Run Garden Club receives state awards

Published 12:06 am Thursday, June 27, 2024

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By Lynette C. Wikle

For the Clemmons Courier

BERMUDA RUN — Bermuda Run Garden Club was awarded first place at the North Carolina Garden Club State Convention held at Lake Junaluska in April for its Junior Garden Club project in conjunction with Ellis Middle School.

Chair Amy Bridges, Beth Wright and Peggy Schuppert were recognized for their work along side teacher Julie Litaker, the club advisor to the WEMS gardening club. 

The junior garden club was also presented the award for “creating and maintaining a monarch waystation that contributes to monarch conservation and helps to assure the continuation of the monarch migration in North America.” 

The award includes funds to purchase more plants for the school campus.

During a ceremony at Ellis Middle School on June 10 Bermuda Run Garden Club President Donna Lamonds and Peggy Schuppert were presented a certificate of appreciation for their guidance and involvement with the club. The goals of BRGC are to “promote interest, study and practice in the various phases of gardening…and to promote education, conservation, restoration and beautification of the community.” Garden club members are thrilled to be able to fulfill these goals with gardeners of the future.

Individual bouquets were assembled by several garden club members on June 11 at the East Club House at Bermuda Run Country Club. Co-chairs Cindy O’Hagan and PJ Guerra had mini sunflowers and greenery, colorful fabric and ribbon ready to make over 150 bouquets to be distributed the next day by the Davie County Meals on Wheels drivers. We will repeat the project in September with a Labor Day theme.