Porterville Garden Club wrapping up a busy year | Photos

It’s been a busy year for the Porterville Garden Club, and their Christmas meeting on Monday, December 12, was also eventful.

Deanna Pettus read a wonderful Christmas poem and spoke about the holiday to everyone, while Club President Charlene Woods, Lori Witt and Dorothy Wagy took care of the past, and present business of the club.

Besides 4 new members joining the club in 2022, members discussed their end of year plans for the club, as well as upcoming social service and activities for 2023. 

There will be a Highway Clean-Up on Sunday, December 18, at 11 a.m. Those attending will meet at Fruit Growers Supply.

After the business was concluded and plans for an upcoming Bunco fundraiser and Tea Party were discussed the entertainment began.

Before a lunch of salad, ham and sweet potatoes, and dessert, delightful singer Joely Martin entertained club members and their guests singing “Have Yourself

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Wellington Garden Club Meeting To Feature Award-Winning Filmmaker Kent Anderson

Kent Andeson (left) with the Project Paradise film crew.

The Wellington Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center, located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The meeting will feature a presentation by Kent Anderson, an award-winning filmmaker, pilot and Eagle Scout, who has traveled the globe creating content that focuses on the world’s most environmentally sensitive areas. His presentation will illustrate the importance of preserving Florida’s natural springs that are crucial to Florida’s water supply, ecology and inhabitants.

Anderson has worked with numerous nonprofits and conservation efforts, both in Florida and abroad. He is a founding member of Project Paradise (www.paradise.ngo), a group of native Floridians who are passionate about protecting Florida’s environment and telling Florida’s stories through the arts. The goal of Project Paradise is to advocate for conservation efforts through impactful and inspired storytelling, as evidenced by

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