New Cumberland Garden Club wins awards

Pictured (from left) Carolyn McCafferty, past president of the West Virginia Garden Clubs and current president of the South Atlantic Regional Garden Clubs and George Hines, president of the New Cumberland Garden Club (Submitted photo)

NEW CUMBERLAND — At the recent spring meeting of the West Virginia Old Trails District Garden Club, the New Cumberland Garden Club received two awards. The Old Trails District includes clubs in Wetzel, Marshall, Brooke, and Hancock Counties. The New Cumberland group is in its third year and has a small but dedicated club of six members whose goal is to foster pride in New Cumberland through beautification. The first award from the state was the Presidential Award no. 1 Planting America for the club’s container garden project in downtown New Cumberland. This award was made possible by the 13 citizens and businesses who each sponsored a flower container for a full year. The second award was the Eleanor W. Cain Memorial Award in recognition of the installation of a Blue Star Memorial Marker in New Cumberland. Each award comes with a monetary prize which will be used to help fund the garden club’s future projects. One of the projects is the installation of a Gold Star Memorial Marker which will honor all the families who have lost loved ones during war time. The new marker will be placed near the Blue Star Marker in front of the gazebo at the north end of town.

The New Cumberland Garden Club would like to thank all the citizens and businesses for their continued support of the club’s beautification efforts. In addition to the markers and the flower gardens around town, the club also sponsors the decorations in the windows of the old Graham’s Store, now owned by the Staley family. Thanks again to everyone for your continued support.