Courtesy of Elaine Johnson
The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club of Jefferson held its monthly meeting Thursday, March 1 at the Excelsior Hotel. A large crowd of members and visitors heard a speech by William K. Gleason, Esq., who chronicled a hilarious tale of family anxiety connected with the Club’s annual Flower Show which was coming up on March 7. It will be open to the public Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 pm refreshments will be served.
Mr. Jack Canson, the husband of our Hotel Manager Nancy, gave a slide show about saving our history by restoration of historic places, such as, the Longhorn Ammunition Plant guardhouse in Karnack as well as history through oral records.
The Club also voted on four new members they are: Stacy Mills, Jo Ann Zastovnik, Sue Sullivan, and Melva Russell. Welcome to the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club.
District III Texas Garden Club will have their spring convention in Jefferson Thursday and Friday March 8th and 9th. There will be approximately 120 ladies from nearby towns visiting this week.
Members of the Jessie Allen Garden Club elected their officers for 2018-2020 by acclamation.
President: Julianne Fischer
First Vice President: Colleen Taylor
Second Vice President: Elizabeth Pluckett
Recording Secretary: Elaine Johnson
Corresponding Secretary: Sandra Hall
Treasurer: Jean Haggard
Chaplain: Kay Brookshire
Parliamentarian: Laura Omer
Historian: Margaret Jones
Reporter: Linda Averett