Local Master Gardeners and friends gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on December 1, 2011 to celebrate a year of service and fun!!! A marvelous pot-luck dinner with bar-b-que cooked by Jim Harmon made for a great evening. The Social committee did a lovely job of decorating and helping to serve.
A special thanks to Jim Blom for providing these great pictures!
Awards were presented as a part of the program. Those recognized included;
Leadership Award; Jane Cram
Master Gardener of the Year; Margarete Johnson
Certificates of Appreciation;
Les and Sammie Condor – for their donation of their entire produce production to “Just Food” in 2011. As an addition to Les for his construction of the sign our front, the potting table for the Festival of Trees, and the Arbor for the Spring Fair.
Cynthia Haines – for her unwavering dedication to ‘Just Food’, ‘Plant a row for the Hungry” and to the entire Produce Distribution Activity of the Master Gardeners.
Carol Crupper – for her promotion of the EMG program with her nationally known writing expertise. She wrote and edited articles in the ‘Kansas City Gardening Magazine’, ‘Press releases to KSU on the Monarch Watch development, and all the Garden descriptions and Plant Lists for the Garden Tour.
Ruth Gibbs and Cyndy Glogau for their organization and execution of the 2011 Garden Tour, etc. Several others were also recognized for their service.
Special recognitions went to Friends of Master Gardeners including Schonberg Tree Service’ Mulford’s Tree Service and Shamrock Tree Service for donations of mulch for use in the Demonstration Gardens.