November Blount County Master Gardener Meeting

The Blount County Master Gardeners met Tuesday for their monthly meeting.  The potluck dinner was great and a large variety of food.  Yes the master gardeners love to cook good food.  Renee Thompson, program coordinator,  with ACES presented the latest Harvest for Health Program.  The program which connects a Master Gardener with a cancer survivor has just received a five year grant from American Cancer Society.  The program is a combined effort between ACES and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Program.  If you know someone that is 65 or over and a cancer survivor please contact Dan at the Oneonta ACES office.

The nominating committee made their recommendations for officers for 2017 and the following slate was elected:

President:   Barbara Anderson

Vice President:  Angela Powers

Secretary:  Andrea Choron

Treasurer:  Nancy Deason

The new officers will be installed at the December meeting.

The December meeting will be held at Palisades Park and will be our Christmas Party.  Be sure and bring some festive dishes and a friend and come and enjoy another year of Master Gardening.

NOTE to all we need help !!!!!  It is time to decorate Palisades Park again.  We will meet at the park November 15, 2016 at 9 am and do our decorations in the same area we have been using.  If you have greenery please bring it we will need a lot.  If you have ideas please share them with either Francis Gibbs or Harold Deason.  We will be putting up a lot of lights in the trees this year so bring you ladder and I have the lights.  Watch the weather report and dress accordingly.