Rain gardens will be the topic of the next Carillon Garden Club program at the Hague Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 18. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and the program, which is open to all, will start at approximately 11:15 a.m.
Emily DeBolt, educational and outreach coordinator for the Lake George Association, will lead a workshop on the construction of rain gardens using native plants. Traveling by carpool, club members and guests will have the opportunity to visit a nearby rain garden and weather permitting, have a picnic lunch near Lake George.
The hostesses for the day are Ginny Ford, Irene Ilaria and Anita Masten. Following the bring-your-own lunch there will be more information about the upcoming flower show. Members are reminded to bring gifts for the annual card and game party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15.
The Carillon Garden Club meets each month, March through December on the third Thursday. Members are currently preparing for a Standard Flower Show to be held on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Hague Community Center. The selling of holiday wreaths in October and the card and game party on Sept. 15 are two major fund raisers that allow the club to continue with beautification projects in Ticonderoga and Hague and also provide a scholarship to the DEC Camp Colby.
For more information about the Carillon Garden Club and its activities and programs, call club President Betty Rettig at 585-7247 or First Vice President Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.