• Annual Camellia Day: Local ladies celebrate gardening
By Wayne Parham

Cindy Wilson, center, and Bunnie Walden, right, flip through the pages of a scrapbook as Patsy Smith, left, looks at other memorabilia. Photo by Wayne Parham.

The first Wednesday of March traditionally is Camellia Day in Thomson and again this year area women gathered to commemorate the special day.
Pine Needle Garden Club and former members of the club and of other clubs gathered Wed., March 6, at the Thomson-McDuffie County Library.
The ladies gathered to remember former adventures, partake of refreshments, and receive a proclamation from the City of Thomson. This year, the proclamation was presented by Jaye Jones, a member of the city council.
“We get a new proclamation each year,” said Billie Thomas, the only remaining active charter member of Pine Needle Garden Club. Among the memorabilia on display Wednesday was the first proclamation, from 1955.
“One reason we do it here is to show off the library. You will see scrapbooks in various locations,” said Cindy Wilson, Pine Needle Garden Club vice president in charge of programs.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., March 13, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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