DISTRICT III - Terrebonne Garden Club, Houma, LA Deeds and Doings
September 9 Meeting
In the spring of 2021, Frances Pellegrin, a member of the club, received a letter from the Calendar Committee Chair of NGC. Her design, Drifting Flames, was chosen to appear in the “Vision of Beauty” calendar for the 2022 edition of the National Garden Club Engage- ment Calendar.
The reds of Bromeliad and Anthurium andraeanum add color contrast to a linear Floor Design formed by Driftwood and Palm Spathes. The components also add textural contrast to the overall design.
Her floor design won a Designers Choice Award at a show titled “Opening Our Gates Since 1929”. It was held on March 26, 2019 to commemorate the club’s 90th birthday. The show was chaired by Mary Jane Peters and Shanna Devens. A luncheon was held for all members and judges.
Unveiling and Dedication of Gold Star Memorial Marker Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11 A.M. Jim Bowie Park - Houma LA Sponsored by the Terrebonne Garden Club and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Funeral They Never Had!
On Saturday, May 29, 2021, the community of Terrebonne Parish gathered together to honor history with the dedication of a Gold Star Marker at Jim Bowie Park, 940 Bayou Black Drive, Houma. The program was a salute to the 90 fallen men from Terrebonne Parish in WWII and to those who have lost their lives in the arena of war. The program included: the Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and 21 Gun Salute by the United Veterans League; a medley of military songs and taps played by the Houma-Terrebonne Community Stage Band; uplifting songs sung by the Mosaic Quartet; a tribute of flowers; a history of the Gold Star Marker given by Retired Major General Hunt Downer; and much more. Many of those who attended expressed to garden club members that this was the funeral their loved ones never had. This site was chosen for placement of the Gold Star Marker because in the late 1940’s, Gold Star Mothers along with two Terrebonne Garden Club members planted 21 oak trees in honor of those they lost in WWII. Since then the Terrebonne Garden Club has registered all 21 trees with the Live Oak Society. Alongside the Gold Star Marker is a Wayside Marker that has the tree number and the 3-5 names of the 90 fallen. The Terrebonne Garden Club would like to thank the Louisiana Garden Club Members who traveled many miles to attend the program.