“We Love Our Octogenarians!


The Chilton County Master Gardeners Association now has 10 Octogenarian members.  And along with this descriptive word comes a bonus of having a Lifetime Membership in CCMGA.  John Wallace, who certified in 2018, also became our 10th Octogenarian in 2018.

“Octogenarian: Someone in his or her eighties, or in other words, between 80 and 89 years of age.”

Now that is a big word, and one that we don’t use in our every day speech, but a person that has lived for such a wonderful length of time deserves to have a special word to describe them!

E.C. Lewis was one of the founding members of the Association and became certified in 1999.  Joan Davis certified in 1997 in Jefferson County, but joined our association in 2009.  Lindy Helton became a member in 2000, Wayne Freeman in 2002, Margaret Goolsby in 2006, Margaret Ennis in 2007, Peggie Harris in 2008, Charlotte Word in 2009, Bettye Glass in 2011, and our newest member, John Wallace in 2018. We LOVE our OCTOGENARIANS!

CCMGA octogenarians in 2019