September 16, 2014

The Essex Garden Club Decorates and Donates

In the spirit of the holidays, the Essex Garden Club has once again decorated the merchant window boxes and doorways of Essex with a variety of evergreen cuttings provided by members and other generous donors from the community.  A special attraction is The Silent Policeman, decorated by DeeDee Charnok and Gay Thorn.

During the Club’s annual holiday festivities, Club members collected 276 lbs of food for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and delivered it to the Westbrook Pantry. This amount of food is the equivalent of approximately 200 meals.  Given that this donation exceeds last year’s by more than 4 times, a hearty thank you goes to Janice Atkeson and her volunteers for their efforts.

The Essex Garden Club extends its best wishes to all the residents of Essex Centerbrook  and Ivoryton for a healthy and happy holiday.