PICAYUNE — GFWC-MFWC District I annual convention convened on February 23, 2013, at Juniper Grove Baptist Church, in Poplarville, hosted by Poplarville Woman’s Club. Nancy Griffin, District I President, presided. Boy Scout Troop #28 presented the colors, Linda Hawkins led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lydia Howard sang the National Anthem. Billy Spiers, mayor of Poplarville, welcomed everyone. A memorial service honored club members who passed this year. From Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune, Mary Ellen Bright, a member for 50 years, was remembered. Suzanne Poynor, GFWC-MFWC President, thanked District members for all the projects and programs they completed to honor veterans and current military personnel. Darlene Adams, GFWC-MFWC President-elect presented membership awards. In January all GFWC-MFWC Clubs entered reports on projects in 8 special project and program areas and 6 advancement areas. They also entered club yearbooks and scrapbooks. Reports and books are judged by members of GFWC-MFWC Executive Board and area chairmen. District results are announced at the district conventions. Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune won first place on scrapbook and yearbook and in many of the other 14 areas resulting in being named District I Club of the Year. Tami Harris of CWC was named District I Club Woman of the Year.
Every spring the home gardener is bombarded with new and improved petunias for the garden and landscape, making it hard to decide which to bring home from the garden center. In my opinion, you simply can’t go wrong selecting any of the Supertunias.
Spring is now in full swing at the Crosby Arboretum, and the show is well on its way toward a crescendo. The blooms of native purple Iris can be seen along the edge of the Piney Woods pond, pink “honeysuckle” azalea is flowering near the Pinecote Pavilion, and the yellow blooms of the pitcher plants — called “buttercups” by local residents — are beginning to carpet the south Savanna Exhibit.
USM set to host Children’s Book Festival
One of the most anticipated events celebrating children’s literature, the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held April 10-12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Amber Bounds breaks six-year-old state swimming record
The Southern MS Aquatic Club (Mantarays) participated in the Santa’s Best Swim Invitational in Biloxi Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The Mantarays finished 6th out of 22 teams competing from LA, AL, FL, and MS.
- Capitol Pages Jonathan Fail of Picayune, and Lorrie Warren of Poplarville recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate.
Yellow jasmine brightens yards
According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you’ve seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.
Native blooms abound at the Arboretum’s spring plant sale
The long-awaited weekend is upon us – that time which comes but once a year. Yes, it’s the Crosby Arboretum’s spring native plant sale.
Welcome Center celebrates arts and literature in March
The Mississippi Development Authority, Division of Tourism will be celebrating “Arts and Literature” during the month of March. Each of the Welcome Centers will be decorated differently for this celebration.
Lamont Rowlands house important to historical heritage
Pat Crosby first moved to the Lamont Rowlands house in 1992.
Although she found the home in disrepair, she couldn’t imagine not living there and knew that was her new home.
“It just spoke to me, and it still does,” said Crosby, the wife of the late Tommy Crosby, son of R.H. Crosby. Tommy Crosby completely renovated the home and grounds.
Pearl River County Arts League Art Show and Sale
Pearl River County Arts League Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from noon till 4 p.m. at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 408 Carroll Drive. The show is open to all artists and admission is free to the public.
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