Janet Ritter, District Conservationist with the USDA-NRCS, was the guest speaker at the November 11 meeting of the Center Garden Club which met at the Community House in Center. She discussed Monarch Conservation which included migration, life cycle, food needs, host plants, and threats to monarchs.
Center Garden Club members placed a wreath at the Blue Star Memorial Marker located on the Community House front terrace in celebration of Veterans' Day on November 11. Larry Hume, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904, who served as US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant from 1961-81, spoke to members and guests about the importance of remembering our Veterans. Local Veteran Lee O.
Newton Garden Club Program Chairman Judity Bussey presented Linda Bordelon with a bag with the District III Texas Garden Clubs emblem and a honey bee dish for the program on Beekeeping at their November 18 meeting.
Mike and Linda Bordelon, who won and operate Bordelon Bees Heavenly Honey Apiary on Toledo Bend Lake at Huxley, Texas, were the guest speakers for Newton Garden Club's November 18 meeting at the Civic Center in Newton. Mike explained "Beginning Beekeeping" and Linda discussed flowers, plants, and trees that bees love and the importance of honey. They presented members with seeds from the passion flower for their own flower gardens and a list of flowers, plants, and trees in the East Texas