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1997              –     1999                     Peg Owens

peg-owensWhen I started the Garden Club of Celebration in 1997,all I wanted is for members to have fun, meet others and learn about gardening in Central Florida. How gratifying it is to travel back and see the club functioning as I had envisioned.

Foundation Director Kathy Johnson suggested to the first 350 families that, if there were something they enjoyed doing in the community that they had left behind, they should start it in this new town. Having moved from Winter Haven, only 30 miles away, I wanted to share my love of gardening and what I had learned through the years about gardening in Zone 9. I also missed my garden club there and the close relationships I had developed. I took the challenge to build on the cornerstone of community very seriously.

In retrospect, I have given to Celebration, but it has given me much more in many lasting memories and friendships. For this I will always be grateful.

1999              –      2001                    Mary Pfeiffer

2001              –     2002                     Glenda Temple

2002              –     2003                     Diane Finney

2003              –     2005                     Nikki Wagoner

2005              –     2007                     Laurie McCarter

2007              –     2009                     Pam Shaw

2009              –     2010                     Diane Finney

2010              –     2012                     Pat Levinson

2012              –     2013                     Marcy Muegel

2013              —     2015                     Patricia Alesbury and Pam Smith

2015              —     to date                  Patricia Alesbury

These wonderful scrapbooks were created by Marge Hudec, Garden Club Historian.

 

2009-2013

2009-2013

2007-2008

2001-2005

2001-02

1997-2001

1997-01