The Garden Club of Ocean City New Jersey celebrated its 40th anniversary at our Holiday luncheon held at Harbor Pines Golf Club in December. Special Guest of Honor was Mrs. Jeff Deal who was president from 1981 to 1982 and also 1991 to 1992. Mrs. Deal delighted the attendees with her history of past club activities.
Behind the scenes of the Ocean City Flower Show are the members of The Garden Club of Ocean City. This collaboration began 40 years ago when Jim Pennlyn asked the group to stage the Ocean City Flower Show. The ever-faithful, volunteer Garden Club members continue to stage the show which has blossomed into a major, three-day event!
Over the years the club has participated in a variety of community service projects. Club members planted trees at the Ocean City Tabernacle, grasses on the beach, and flowers at the information and transportation center. For many years it maintained a memorial garden at 16th and Bay Avenue. This year the club decorated the 10 foot tree in the Ocean City Free Public Library Atrium.
New members are always welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month—September to June. Interesting speakers and educational and hands-on experiences are presented each month. Plans for the 43rd Ocean City Flower Show—Chic to Chic—to be held May 29, 30, and 31, 2015—are already in progress.
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