Patterson Garden Club donated gardening books to the St. Mary Parish Patterson Branch Library. “Gardening For Beginners” and “Grow: A Family Guide To Growing Fruits and Vegetables,” were presented. From left are club members Iris Roy, Lisa Wilson (also accepting on behalf of the library), Donna Ruffin and President Evelyn Estay.
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Members of Patterson Garden Club participated in a plant exchange at the September club meeting. Participants included Juanita Bienvenu, Linda Thomas, Lisa Wilson, Sandra Marshall, Donna Ruffin, Iris Roy, Daisy Leblanc and Evelyn Estay. Also participating was member Rosa Butler.

Patterson Garden Club holds Sept. meeting

Patterson Garden Club members met for the inaugural meeting of the new year at the home of member Iris Roy.
New club President Evelyn Estay distributed club yearbooks and District 3 raffle tickets then officiated the meeting. She thanked everyone who helped over the summer.
Estay gave an overview of the planned activities and programs slated for the year. Some of the activities that members are encouraged to attend include the Louisiana Garden Club Federation District 3 meeting on Oct. 26 in Abbeville, the Veteran’s Day presentation, and the Patterson Historic Tour.
Hostesses for the meeting were Roy and Daisy Leblanc who served chicken salad on croissants and chips. Dessert was cake with a pecan icing.
Members participated in a plant exchange and a half-and-half drawing was held in which Donna Ruffin was the winner.
To end the meeting, a donation of two gardening books was made to the St. Mary Parish Patterson Branch Library. Member Lisa Wilson accepted the donation on behalf of the library.
The next Patterson Garden Club meeting will be Oct. 14. Members will go on a swamp tour of Bayou Teche and the Lower Atchafalaya with Captain Caviar Swamp Tours.

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