NH Club Notes: Hooksett club's program on container gardening

July 12. 2018 11:49PM
Scholarship winners gather during the Candia Dollars for Scholars' awards presentation. From left are students Marrysa Trudeau, Travis Fischer, Megan Cooley, Alexandria Baker and Trevor Jawidzik along with Colleen Bolton, Candia Dollars for Scholars chairman. Hope Willard and Sara Drewniak also received scholarships. (COURTESY)

Admiring the floral designs created by Fern Doucette, third from left, a floral designer who gave a presentation last month to the Hooksett Garden Club, are, from left, club members Rachel Sweeney, Tess Schmidt and Paula Harris. The club’s next meeting on July 25 will feature a program on container gardening. (COURTESY)

HOOKSETT — The Hooksett Garden Club’s next meeting on Wednesday, July 25, will feature a program on container gardening by the club’s president, Ron Trexler. The program is free and open to the public.

The club’s June meeting included a program by floral designer Fern Doucette, titled “Mechanics,” in which she gave some of the basic rules and tips to structuring a good floral design. She prepared designs using unusual containers and props as well as some exotic flowers.

After her presentation, Doucette left a large group of her flowers to be raffled off to club members. In addition to being an award-winning designer, Doucette is president of the Ashland Garden Club and District 1 director of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs (NHFGC).

The Hooksett club said its annual plant sale last month was its most successful in recent years. The club thanks all the people who came out to buy plants as well as R&R Public Wholesalers, which each year provides the space and parking areas for the plant sale.

The club meets the last Wednesday of the month from February though October at the Hooksett Public Library. Social time is from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a program at 6:30 p.m. and a business meeting about 7:30 p.m. The club is a member of the NHFGC, New England Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs. For more about the club and its programs and events, go to www.hooksettnhgardenclub.org.

Candia Dollars for Scholars presents scholarships

CANDIA — Candia Dollars for Scholars recently awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to local students during a presentation at The Farmer’s Wife farm store.

The organization manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations, allowing high school seniors and current college students to earn scholarships in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, graduate programs and vocational schools.

Receiving scholarships were:

• Alexandria Baker, a Candia Community Woman’s Club’s scholarship.

• Megan Cooley, the Candia Community Woman’s Club 25th Anniversary Dollars for Scholars Scholarship.

• Sara Drewniak, the Techs for Tomorrow Scholarship.

• Travis Fischer, the Rockingham Lodge Scholarship.

• Trevor Jawidzik, the Jamie Brennan Scholarship.

• Marrysa Trudeau, the Ron Girard Humanitarian Scholarship and the Candia Garden Club Scholarship.

• Hope Willard, the Jamie Brennan Scholarship.

Candia Dollars for Scholars was founded in 1993 to offer educational opportunities and support for the youth and adults of Candia. The chapter is part of Scholarship America’s national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters that support academic access and success. Its mission is to mobilize in support of the credentials and skills required of the workplace.

For more information, visit www.candia.dollarsforscholars.org.

Art association’s classes help support scholarships

EXETER — Seacoast Artists Association, 130 Water St., is offering two eight-week art classes that will both start Tuesday, July 31.

“Drawing the Human Head” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and “Learn to Draw” is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m.

Each class costs $160. A portion of the tuition is donated to the Artist Scholarship Fund of the Seacoast Artist Association, which is for graduating seniors from area high schools who are pursuing art-related careers in college.

For more information or to sign up, call 548-6694 or email rtaillon@comcast.net.

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