By Nancy Covert
Last month’s windstorm brought a bountiful harvest of greenery for members of Steilacoom’s Garden Club. On Dec. 1, at least a dozen women turned out at the Community Center’s craft room to transform the downed evergreen boughs, holly and red bows into fragrant door swags.
By morning’s end 43 door swags had been assembled; destined to be hung on doors of downtown Steilacoom businesses and churches during the holiday season.
Garden club members have been making the swags each December since the early 70s, according to Garden Club Member Joan Curtis. The first year the swags were assembled in the basement of Bonnie Flinn’s house, she explained.
Proceeds from the Club’s annual May plant sale (held the Saturday before Mothers Day) pay for various club projects such as the door swags and the hanging flower baskets.
Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening, says President Lenore Rogers. “You don’t have to be a Master Gardener.”
The club meets at 9:30 on the first Wednesday of each month at the Community Center. For more information, contact Rogers at 588-3591.