Gary Pierce Speaks To Lucknow Garden Club


The Lucknow Garden Club met Feb. 28 at the home of Patrice Thompson. Coffee and coffee cake were served. President Kathy Gower presided. Phyllis Turnage presented a devotion.

The club members discussed their upcoming annual fern and geranium sale.

Proceeds from this sale are used for beautification throughout the community.

Patrice Thompson introduced Gary Pierce, agricultural teacher at Triton High School. He told the club about how he has been in the process of changing the classes from the growing of house plants to the production of bedding plants, fruits and trees.

He hopes the students will have plenty of heirloom tomatoes and other bedding plants available for sale in a few months. They are working with raised beds for annuals and perennials.

The club presented Mr.

Pierce with a donation of $250 to help with purchases needed to extend his continued teachings. He welcomes anyone wishing to come see the progress they are making. Just stop by the office and request to visit the Ag Department.

Anyone wishing to purchase ferns or geraniums from the club may contact any member. Members present were: Kathy Gower, Phyllis Turnage, Valerie Newton, Susan Jenkins, Kay Johnson, Patsy Powell, Linda Hayes, Lisa Fitchett, Jeanette Herring, Susie Creel, Sharon Raynor, Connie Webb, Linda Monds, Mary Lee Tart, Barbara Hartgrove and Patrice Thompson.

Lucknow Garden Club President Kathy Gower presents a check to teacher Gary Pierce to assist the Agricultural Department at Triton High School.

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