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North Castle Daily News

Dear Residents of Armonk,

October 20, 2016

It has come to my attention that many people in Armonk do not know anything about the Green Acres Garden Club.

For the past seventy years the GAGC has raised money to buy plants to beautify our town.  We have planted, weeded and cared for public gardens.  Our projects include the library, the children’s garden at the library, the Town Hall, the garden under the Eagle, the triangle in Wampus Brook Park and up until last year the Hergenhan Center. We also built a raised garden behind the Hergenhan Center for a vegetable garden for the seniors.

In addition, we have planted and cared for three sites in North White Plains and we provide the wreath of roses for the Town’s 9/11 ceremony.

Last but not least we have our Christmas workshop where we provide wreaths for many buildings in Armonk and make centerpieces for these areas and for shut-ins and sick people.  The next day we have a workshop for seniors where we teach them to make the centerpieces that they can take home for their enjoyment.

We are always looking for new members and we hope that more residents will join us to make Armonk a prettier place.

Sincerely,

Lynn Watson, President

Green Acres Garden Club


Green Acres Garden Club Flower Sale Makes Spring Official
by Louise T. Gantress

May 15, 2014
The members of the Green Acres Garden Club spent Friday preparing the Hergenhan Recreation Center in Armonk for their annual flower sale. On Saturday, May 10, the doors opened at 9:00 a.m. to early birds interested in bidding farewell to a long winter and welcoming spring.

There were an abundant choice of healthy and attractive flowers and plants to purchase  -- both annuals and perennials -- hanging plants, shrubs, herbs and vegetables, as well as house plants. The varieties were mind boggling: peony, shasta daisy, astilbe, bleeding heart, alyssum, begonia, New Guinea impatiens, geraniums, fushia, callaericoha and more.

One satisfied customer, Lois Mallior, left with plants loaded on a small wagon. Mallior said she attends the sale annually, “I find local plants and houseplants that are interesting and things I would not normally pick up.” The plants came from the Sam Bridge Nursery, and some of the houseplants are from Garden Club members. Nanette Yaroscak, Chairperson of the plant sale, said of the plants, “the quality is outstanding.”

In addition to the plant sale, the Garden Club raises funds by selling raffle tickets. This year the raffle tickets offered twenty three prizes that were donated by town merchants. The top three raffle prizes were a floral painting by a local artist, and gift certificates from SavATree and Tru Grace Fashion Lounge. The painting was won by Gerald Shallo of New York City, and the certificates by Austin Pavone and Eileen Herbert, both of Armonk. Garden Club member Lynn Watson sold the most raffles. Proceeds from the plant sale and raffle sales support beautifying the town’s community gardens and the Garden Club’s special events.
 
Connie Quarrie, Membership Co-chair of the Green Acres Garden Club, said, “The Garden Club is excited to be here. We thank the community for their participation and support.”

This is the twenty fifth year for the Club’s flower sale. Scheduled as it was the day before Mother’s Day, the plant sale presented an excellent opportunity to select a lovely gift for Mom.