Garden club celebrates 30 years; homes for tour revealed
by Sally Litchfield
September 30, 2012 01:38 AM | 1789 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Cherry Laurel Garden Club celebrated their 60th anniversary Sept. 17 at the home of Barbara Renshaw. The club was a seedling of the Laurel Garden Club and composed of daughters and daughters-in-law of members of LGC. The roots of LGC was a daughter club organized in 1930 by the Marietta Garden Club.

Pamela Newton, president, welcomed guests and recognized the original members present: Carol Worley, Nadine Read, Pat McNeel, Caroline Witcher, Barbara Renshaw and Ann Stribling. Mary Suhr was unable to attend. Renshaw served as the first president of the club in 1952.

Nadine Read presented each member a history of the past 10 years to supplement the 50th history prepared by Florrie Corley and Sylvia Ingram. Lisa McNeel, vice president, introduced Dr. Harry E. Price, professor and Director of the School of Music in the College of Arts at Kennesaw State University who informed the group of the many opportunities at KSU.

Classical harpist Tyler Hartley of KSU performed several musical selections and entertained members during lunch following the meeting.

Nadine Read, Ann Ray, Barbara Renshaw, Sybil Little, Lillian Kirkpatrick and Pam Newton hosted the event.


On Sept. 20, co-chairs Cassandra Buckalew and April Wright revealed the homes for the Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Tour at the Marietta Pilgrimage Kickoff at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.

The 2012 Tour Homes are the Dodd-Cook-Lloyd House, c. 1926; the Simpson-Moor-Pearlberg House, c. 1907; the Cogburn-Hyde-Roland House, c. 1905; the Blair-Runyon-Gay House, c. 1900 and the Morris-Gantt-Stark House, c. 1896.

Among those attending were Maryclaire Andres, Cheryl and Greg Briscoe, Cathy and Chris Brown, Stewart Campbell, Liz Cole, Elizabeth Cossick, Carolyn and Dan Crawford, Kelie Crowe, Linda Flournoy, Sherry and David Freedman, Johnnie Gabriel, Jennifer Brett Gay, Jim Glover, Martina Goscha, Kim Gresh, Dempsey Kirk, Bob Lewis, Kelly and Edward Lloyd, Becky and Bill Paden, and Matilen and Joe Sheram.


Fashion spotlight of the week: Her husband may paint, but she draws attention in red — the lovely Vanessa Arvid (wife of Thomas Arvid who is internationally known for his still life wine paintings.

Visit his exhibit “Arvid, Reflecting the Good Life” at Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art at 30 Atlanta St.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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