Local garden club members win top awards
Published 12:00 am Friday, September 25, 2015
STONE MOUNTAIN — Several local garden club members won top awards at the Yellow Daisy Flower Show at Memorial Hall in Stone Mountain Sept. 11–13.
“The Yellow Daisy Craft Show at Stone Mountain is the largest craft show in the Southeast,” said Pine Needle Club member Betty Lester. “The flower show has been a part of this festival for over 25 years and is sponsored by the Redbud District of the Garden Club of Georgia.”
More than 1,400 visitors came to see the show, which had the Halloween theme “Daisy is Bewitched.”
“Each year there are several local garden club members who enter designs and spend the weekend working at the show,” Lester said.
Lester won the Designers Choice Award for her “Graveyard Gathering” interpretation.
The piece was “staged in front of a tombstone background. The interpretation was ‘Resurrection,’ using a figure-like weathered wood rising out of the black base with orange palm spathes representing the rising sun,” she said.
Pine Needle Club member Martha Thom won the Petite Award for her “Skeletal Remains” plaque.
“Martha Thom’s winning design was a small 8-inch plaque interpreting skeletal remains using skeletonized leaves and twigs to represent bones,” said Lester, describing the piece.
Fellow club member Theresa Borders won a blue ribbon for her “Wee Witching” small design.
Pine Needle Club member Kathren Fogg was clerk for the judges.
Iris Garden Club members Dian Goldwire, Mary Ann Rasmussen and Jay Funck, along with Mary Ellen Westbrook from Pine Needle Club, won blue ribbons in horticulture exhibits and other ribbons in designs.
There were 23 entries in the youth section of the show made by children of Second Baptist Church in LaGrange. The Yellow Daisy Flower Show is sponsored by the Redbud District of the Garden Clubs of Georgia and is held each year as part of the Yellow Daisy Festival.