DISTRICT II - Acres of Green Garden Club Metairie LA Deeds and Doings
Acres of Green Garden Club held its Christmas meeting and luncheon at Chateau Country Club. Garden of the Month winner is Yvette Gagnet. The Club will hold its Christmas Doorway Decorating Contest on December 22 after dark.
Members drew names for their Kris Kringle in November and at the luncheon had a poem and a gift for their Kringle.
For more than 40 years the members have bought and wrapped gifts for the children and women in the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children that are placed under the tree and opened on Christmas morning. Members also held a contest for the Best Wrapped package and Yvette Gagnet won first place. Seated are Betty Spurlock and Cookie Olivier. Standing left to right are Coleen Landry, Millie Quick, Rosalie Edwards, Paige Lemieux, President Mary Crumb, Sharlene Olejnik, Madeline Polizzi, Eleanore Hebert and Yvette Gagnet.
Cleaning out files. This is a drawing that one of our garden club members made years ago when we were doing the Butterfly gardens at N. O. City Park.
Monthly Meeting - Mr. Ed's Restaurant
Acres of Green Garden Club held its November meeting at Mr. Ed's Restaurant in Metairie. Plans were discussed for the Christmas decorating of the Foundation Center at Lafreniere Park. As its biggest philanthropic project the Club will once again bring gifts for the women and children at the Shelter in Jefferson. This will be the 49th year of supporting the Shelter. Garden of the Month recipient was Coleen Landry. The club welcomed a new member, Mary Bornholdt, daughter of member Eleanore Hebert.
Acres of Green Garden Club held its October meeting at Don's Seafood in Metairie. Garden of the Month winner is Rosalie Edwards. Members Yvette Gagnet and Betty Spurlock recently returned from trips to Iceland and England where they saw modern techniques of "growing food in a hostile environment" and "growing flowers and vegetables without chemicals". Seated from left are Millie Quick and President Mary Crumb. Standing from left, Coleen Landry, who left the meeting to attend a Grant Gift to the members of the Bucktown Harbor Park of which she is a planning member. The Grant was presented by Lt. Governor Billy Nungessor; Next are Yvette Gagnet, Cookie Olivier, Madeline Polizzi , Rosalie Edwards, Sharlene Olejnik and Betty Spurlock.
Acres of Green Garden Club welcomed two new members at its September meeting, from left, Rosalie Edwards and Paige Lemieux.
July 2023 Garden of the Month Honors: Sharlene Olejnik
Garden of the Month Honors: Coleen Perilloux Landry
Installation of Officers Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs - May 24, 2023
Acres of Green Garden Club held its Installation Luncheon at Ormond Plantation on the Great River Road in Destrehan. Incoming officers are Mary Crumb, president; Eleanore Hebert, vice-president; Coleen Landry, recording and corresponding secretary, and Sharlene Olejnik, treasurer. Garden of the Year was awarded to Coleen Landry, outgoing president. Clockwise beginning at left head of table, Mary Crumb, Betty Spurlock, Millie Quick, Sharlene Olejnik, Kay Allen, Coleen Landry, Mary Hebert, Eleanore Hebert, Yvette Gagnet, Madeline Polizzi and Cookie Olivier.
Coleen Perilloux Landry's "Born on the Bayou" arrangement at the Spring Garden Show at New Orleans Botanical Gardens, April 1-2.
Coleen Perilloux Landry is shown with her entry at the 2023 Art in Bloom at the New Orleans Museum of Art. A committee assigns a painting to an exhibitor who must interpret the painting in flowers.
Phyllis Sullivan Stacy
Phyllis Sullivan Stacy departed this life on February 22, 2023 after a long bout with cancer. She stoically travelled through the past eight years, taking chemotherapy and medicine, with style and grace. A 10 year member of Bissonet Garden Club and a 40 year member of Acres of Green Garden Club, she served as president for each of these Metairie clubs. She represented Acres of Green in NOMA’s “Art in Bloom” for 30 years winning many ribbons for her arrangements. She participated in New Orleans City Park’s “Mr. Bingle Wreaths” and the “Scarecrow Trail” for several decades. As a member of JPCGC she participated in many of the programs, particularly the Christmas programs and decorating the Lafreniere Park Foundation Center. For many years she helped make the arrangements in the urns in the Great Hall at NOMA. At her Church, St. Philip Neri, she arranged flowers for the Altar and was a member of the group that kept up the gardens.
Phyllis was inducted into the LGCF “Circle of Roses” several years ago. She will be missed by all who knew her and especially by her four children and her grandchildren.
Stephanie Henning presented an Arbor Day program to the Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs. Her topic was "the ten oldest trees in the world". The Council planted a Live Oak Tree at Lafreniere Park in Metairie for Arbor Day.
Coleen Perilloux Landry presented a slide show of her photographs showing the habits of the wild birds, eagles, egrets and limpkins.
For the 44th year members of Acres of Green Garden Club helped make Christmas bright for the clients at the Metropolitan Battered Women and Children's Shelter. Members chose gifts for the mothers as well as for the children and wrapped in bright packages to be put under the Tree and found from Santa Claus on Christmas morning.
President Coleen Perilloux Landry delivered the gifts and is pictured with one of the managers of the Shelter. Coleen's grandson and his wife donated three large bags of stuffed animals to be given to every child who comes in the middle of the night, battered and scared. Every child needs something to hug and hang on to in such times.
Acres of Green Garden Club was the host club for the Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs meeting in December. Pictured from left are Acres of Green members, Coleen Perilloux Landry, president, Eleanore Hebert, Mary Crumb, Yvette Gagnet, Betty Spurlock and Millie Quick.
Acres of Green Garden Club held its September meeting at Don's Seafood Restaurant in Metairie. Seated from left, are Millie Quick, Eleanore Hebert, Coleen Perilloux Landry, Phyllis Stacy, Mary Crumb and Betty Spurlock. The Club maintains three Bird Sanctuaries, Lafreniere Park, Bissonet Plaza Subdivision and Linear Park in Jefferson Parish along Lake Pontchartrain. September Garden of the Month winner is Phyllis Stacy.
Acres of Green Garden Club held its awards luncheon at Ormond Manor in Destrehan. The Garden of the Year Award was presented to Coleen Perilloux Landry by Betty Spurlock, Garden of the Month chairman. Sharlene Olejnik won a mention for the Most Improved Garden. Attending were Kay Demange Allen, Yvette Gagnet, Betty Spurlock, President Coleen Perilloux Landry, Mary Crumb, Eleanore Hebert and Mary Beth Bornholdt.
Betty Spurlock, Above
Art in Bloom - New Orleans Museum of Art March 2022
Coleen Perilloux Landry's interpretation won - A blue ribbon. A green rosette of the "Genevieve Munson Trimble Award for Best Use of Color" and the "Museum Director's Award". Congratulations for a job well done!
Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs Coleen Perilloux Landry of Acres of Green Garden club presenting Eagles, Egrets and Limpkins January 22, 2022