All Thumbs Garden Club conducts monthly meetings

All Thumbs Garden Club conducted its May meeting at Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour.

A variety of refreshments were provided by hostesses Dianne Cartmel, Suzi Judd and Jane Lucas. Erin Royalty was winner of the Glad You Came gift.

Newly elected officers for the 2017-18 year were installed — president, Dana Bollinger; vice president, Nancy Fleming; secretary, Laurie Windley; and treasurer, Molly Unterseher.

Resigning President Nancy Fleming was presented with a necklace for her service. She also gifted fellow officers with tokens of appreciation.

Following the business meeting, members worked together to clean up and plant flowers in the pots around the arts center. Lucas organized the new plantings.

In June, members traveled to the historic town of Oldenburg for a summer outing. Sister Carolyn Holt greeted members and led an informative tour of Michaela Farm at the Oldenburg Academy.

Land for the farm was acquired in 1854 to provide for the convent, school and orphanage. Enough vegetables and fruits are produced today to allow for a community-supported agricultural program and a local food pantry.

After the tour, members traveled to a golf course north of Batesville for lunch.

Members recently gathered at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge for their July business meeting. To begin, members enjoyed refreshments of fresh fruits and breads served by hostesses Jeanne Morris and Ann Windley.

Foremost on the agenda was discussion and planning for the upcoming southeast district meeting. Stahl’s Cafe and Deli has been chosen to be the meeting’s caterer. All Thumbs will conduct the meeting from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Muscatatuck.

The Aug. 10 meeting also will be at Muscatatuck, where members will continue preparing for the district meeting.