Community - May 12, 2010

Atherton Garden Guild holds spring show

The Atherton Garden Guild held its 20th spring flower show, "Petals and Paint," on May 5 at the home of Susan and Sanford Fitch in Atherton. Prize-winning flower arrangements were on display throughout the house.

The home show conformed to the standard established by the National Garden Clubs Inc. and was judged by a panel of six judges: Kiwi DeVoi, Sharon Haiett, Susan Coolidge, Cheryl Feuerborn, Barbara Post, and Bob Post.

All 45 active members of the guild and several schoolchildren took part in the show. Exhibits included work by schoolchildren mentored by the nonprofit organization, Art in Action.

Top honors in flower design went to Kathy Schubin, who won the Tri-Color Award, and Barbara Hills, winner of the Designers Choice Award.

Show chairmen were Karlene Elder and Kathryn Ladra. Nancy Butler coordinated floral entries. Horticultural entries were organized by Suzanne Legallet.

The show was dedicated to the memory of Barrie Sebastian, a member of the guild for 27 years, who died recently.

Nancy Faisant's art of California poppies and an artist's paint brush was featured on the cover of the flower show's program, which was produced by Ginny Nile.

Marion Oster and Jean Gee were co-chairman of the refreshment committee for the afternoon and for the "afterglow" celebration for members and their husbands, following the show. Their committee included Linda Larson, Barbara Hills, Ester Eitel, and Joyce Castellino.

The Atherton Garden Guild was founded in 1966. Maxine Bonnette is president. Proceeds from the show will be used for garden-related projects to benefit Atherton and the surrounding community.


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