Canton Garden Club honored at SLC Historical Association holiday open house
CANTON -- The Canton Garden Club was honored at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 3 for their 35-plus years of service to the SLCHA.Members of the club were recognized for decorating the Silas Wright House for the holidays every year by providing beautiful floral arrangements and wreaths, decorating the two Victorian Christmas Trees and making a garland for the banister; taking care of the plantings in the front yard and planters; and providing special arrangements for exhibits.
Canton Garden Club members pictured above at the recognition ceremony are, from left, Jane Semple, Helen Randi, Carl Stickney, Barbara Wilder, Chris Lyon, Carlene Baffaro, Betsy Robinson, June Latimer, Mary Colton, Doni Peters, Karen O’Brien, BJ Wilkinson, Phyllis Lawrence, Ann Spencer, Pat Furgal, Lora Gibson, Betty Jo Dutcher, Janet Favro, Marilyn Mintener, Mary Jo Whalen, and Ginny Witherhead. A framed photograph of the club with a plaque listing members will be displayed at the SLCHA as permanent recognition of the club’s generous support of St. Lawrence County History.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon-4 p.m., Friday noon-8 p.m. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.
For more information, call the SLCHA at 386-8133 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org for more information on St. Lawrence County history. SLCHA exhibits and programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.