For more than 20 years, the Amherst Garden Club has been bringing flowers to New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester to brighten their dining tables. This month we thank Julie Hoag and Wendy Reed for putting together these adorable centerpieces that bridge the seasons.
This month the garden club crafted whimsical “pinwheel flowers” and delivered them to New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester to brighten their dining tables. Thank you to the talented club members who created these delightful flowers, and to Barbara Warman and her sister who delivered them, with help from the committee chair.
This month the Amherst Garden Club brought the beauty of the late summer garden indoors, decorating the dining tables at New Horizons Soup Kitchen with pillowy hydrangea flowers tinged with pink and arranged with complementary accent flowers and greenery. Thank you to this month’s volunteers, Nancy Hokinson and Fran Kelly.
One of the ways the garden club gives back to the community is by delivering either fresh or handmade flowers to the Manchester New Horizons Soup Kitchen each month. Club members arrange the flowers on the dining tables to brighten the atmosphere for the many people served meals there.
Yesterday, garden club members gathered at the library with scissors in hand to make the beautiful felt flowers you see below. Thanks once again to workshop organizers Dawn Burke, Diane Merrithew, and Joan Poltack, and to all the volunteers who helped make these lovely flowers.
(Photos courtesy Wendy Reed and Dawn Burke)
Below is a picture of the gorgeous paper flowers created earlier this week at the paper flower workshop. Look closely and you’ll see that the petals are made of hearts.
Soon these lovely creations will grace the dining tables at New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester, one of the ways the Amherst Garden Club gives back to the community.
Flower-making workshops are a great way to spend “quality time” with your garden club friends and meet new ones. The next workshop is March 5 at 9:45 a.m. Signup information to follow.
Cold temperatures and snowy streets did not prevent the Amherst Garden Club from brightening the dining room tables at New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester with flowers. This month’s volunteers were Ingrid Michaelis and Joan O’Brien.