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The Blackduck Garden Club met May 27 at the home of Amy Christianson. Amy, along with hostesses Cindi Wiebe and Lorraine Warden, served a tasty pasta salad, watermelon slices, a variety of fresh breads and a scrumptious lemon angel food cake dessert. T'was yummy!

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President Jackie Barclay called the meeting to order and asked the roll call question: "What is your favorite blooming annual and why?" Answers were varied without many repeating the same flower.

She then asked that the secretary's report be read by the one and only Nancy Greuel, who stops often to come up for air. She is a hoot! LaVerne Smith reviewed the treasurer's report and gave us our allowance of $25 per flowerpot for the pots located around town.

The Wayside Rest was planted, as was the senior center and library gardens. The downtown planters should be planted within the week. Volunteers were assigned weeding and watering schedules through June. Jackie Barclay prepared the memorial planter for Lakeview Cemetery.

Lisa Carter, 12th District President, shared information that will help us get ready for the annual flower show in August.

There was quite a discussion at the district meeting regarding themes. To be represented, meetings should be attended! Lisa also reported that Blackduck's Good Samaritan Society birthday party went well with flowers presented to five residents having birthdays in May. Root beer floats, a favorite, were served to all present.

Cindi Wiebe updated the club on the School garden project, saying that more and more people are outside enjoying the courtyard garden. More ornaments are being made and maintenance will be shared this summer.

Lessons on floral designs this month were presented by May Graham (Framed Spatials) and Nina Anderson (Abstracts). Both ladies went above what was expected of them, in designing and humor.

We do have talent in this group. Kathy Tobin, absent, may present an Oriental theme next month. All club members find these lessons helpful and entertaining.

Jackie stated that our members with health issues seem to be doing well. We wish them better days. The door prize (house plant) was won by LaVerne Smith and the door mat mystery gift from Donna Hendrickson was won by... I forgot. Will tell you next time.

The meeting was adjourned with a reminder that taco rollout night is June 14 at 4 p.m.

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