Garden Club asked to start ‘Yard of the Month’

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM.

Club member Rhonda Dickenson asked if the club couldn’t just meet in Room No. 3 instead. “That other room is wet and smells moldy, I don’t think we should be meeting in there.”

Holman said the garden club is up to 30 members, and the group will begin meeting again in September.

The council agreed the club could use the alternative room for their monthly meetings.

“I have a request,” Hawkins asked Holman and Dickenson. “In Wausau, the garden club gives out a ‘Yard of the Month’ award. Do you think we could start doing something like that in Vernon?”

Holman agreed that the club could begin that program, presenting the winners with a certificate at the monthly city council meetings and perhaps providing a sign for the lawn.

Hawkins said the city had tried the punitive method of getting people to take care of they lawns, to little avail. “Maybe if we try the carrot we’ll get more participation.”

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