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Womens Club Springs Into Garden Action
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Morris Nurserys Ron Hoffman holds up one of several items that could decorate a garden: gnomes, pots and other containers, and other artistic materials. He was helping the Riverbank Womens Club members celebrate the start of Spring at its March meeting this past week. Ric McGinnis/The News

The Riverbank Federated Women’s Club celebrated the first week of a seasonal renewal with a visit from a gardening expert at their meeting on Tuesday, March 21. It just happened to be the second day of spring.

Ron Hoffmann, of Morris Nursery in Riverbank, showed off his company’s wares and described how they might be planted, nurtured and harvested in coming months. He brought both decorative and food plants for the members to see.

He discussed alternatives for using certain plants, and answered questions along the way about the care and feeding of the species he was recommending.

After the presentation, he answered more questions and some of his examples were purchased by members. And Hoffmann suggested they might want to participate in a seasonal workshop coming up the next weekend.

Following the presentation, the club continued with its regular business meeting.

One item on the agenda was preparation for the club’s annual Enchilada Sale, coming up at the end of April. The sale is one of several events the group uses to raise funds for its activities to support education and students in local schools.

The remaining meetings for the club are for April and May before it takes time off for the summer. Meetings and other activities will resume in September.

Those interested in more information about the Federated Women's Club are invited to call President Marilyn McRitchie at 869-1760.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Scout Hall on High Street, next to the City Corporation Yard. Meetings are held from fall through spring, and then they take the summer off.