DISTRICT VI - WEST BATON ROUGE GARDEN & CIVIC CLUB Deeds And Doings
Office Manger at Business First Bank in Port Allen, Mr. Glen Daigle, received the “To Brighten Your Day Plant of the Month for April”. Mary Neisler presented it on behalf of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club.
March 16, 2021
WBR Garden & Civic Club member, Cheryl Tassin presenting Vesta Gobert a Plant of the Month at The Movie Barn in Erwinville.
The Best Little Po-Boy House in Port Allen was also given a plant of the Month from the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club. Pictured L-R are Chris Sanchez, Christina Sanchez, Elaine Dougherty, Club member Alice Tullier, Francis Jefferson and Karen Mason.
March 9, 2021
March 9, West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club meeting was at the West Baton Rouge Parish AgCenter in Port Allen.
Guest Speaker Charlotte Thibodeaux shared her knowledge about Monarch butterflies and growing Milkweed to attract the butterflies.
WBRP County Agent Elliott Scroggs spoke about how to manage the landscape in our yards from the damage caused from the recent freeze.
Pictured > President Andrea Normand, Mary Vince, Speaker Charlotte Thibodeaux, Riette LeBlanc, and Terry Guidry
Not Pictured > Lisa Hubble and Marie Favrot
February 23, 2021
Katherine Lorio, member of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club, presented Breanna Smith, editor of the West Side Journal, the February “To Brighten Your Day Plant”.
Love Those Daylilies!! February 9, 2021
Mark Tassin, retired LSU AgCenter Assistant Vice President, presented the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club with valuable information all about Daylilies. Janet Tassin, wife of speaker Mark Tassin, passed out Daylilie bulbs to all members at the end of the presentation.
The meeting was at the West Baton Rouge AgCenter in Port Allen on February 9,2021. Pictured are President Andrea Normand, Hostesses Dena Culpepper, Helen Gossman, Julie Millard, Chairwoman Wendy Wilcombe, Speakers Janet and Mark Tassin.
December 2020 News
The West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club met at WBR Ag Center in Port Allen, November 10. Kali Marionneaux, owner of The Plantation Florist, gave a presentation of floral arranging and secrets of success. Kali left all of her gorgeous arrangements for members to have a drawing to take them home.
Second tour of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 was at the Tassin Christmas Tree Farm. The West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club is showcasing small business during Covid.
The second tour of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club was at the Tassin Christmas Tree Farm. It was given by club member, Janet Tassin and her husband, Mark Tassin, owners of the tree farm.
Janet and Mark gave a history of how they started this business and an agricultural background of the types of soil required, species of trees conducive for our area which is the Leyland Cypress, planting with drainage, and other important facts.
They sell from November through December 6. After that date, trees are sold by appointment only. Here are just a few pictures of the trees
Touring Brusly High School - October 2020
On this beautiful October pleasant day, the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club took a tour of the new Brusly High School. Principal Walt Lemoine did a fantastic job giving club members a very impressive tour of the school.
After touring this state of the art school and having a delicious lunch there, with extremely well mannered, well behaved students, and very happy teachers, our members were ready to go back to school.
Thanks to the West Baton Rouge voters for passing the tax for our most precious possessions, our children and their future by giving them the best of the best schools. It sure created a happy climate to be in today
September 2020 Meeting
September hostesses: President Andrea Normand, Cheryl Tassin, Penny Saia, and Metha Arnold
The West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club met at the WBR Sheriff’s Posse building on September 8. This was the first meeting since March 2020 when COVID 19 was announced.
President Andrea Normand conducted the meeting welcoming new members, and a memorial for deceased members, Evva Wilson, Kay Sager, and Jane Brou. Also Bobby E. Stanley, husband of Ruth Stanley and Jill Mabile, the daughter of Marie Favrot and daughter in law of Lillie Mabile.
Andrea Normand pointed out the centerpiece on the table, symbolized our loved deceased members along with their family members with white roses and the Corona virus with the red zinnias.
The second part of the meeting, Kim Callagan passed out the 2020 - 2021 yearbooks, President Andrea Normand highlighted the contents.