As State Awards Chairman I would like to thank our clubs/districts for their applications:
Boothbay Region Garden Club for Award #10, Mary Stone Garden Therapy Award
GCFM (state federation) for Award #16, Nancy Atwell Award (publicity)
Harpswell Garden Club for Award #1, the Sears Civic Beautification Award
St. Croix District for Award #12B, Mary Louise Marks Smith Flower Show Schedule Award
Harpswell Garden Club for Award #24, Excellence in Teamwork Award
Harriet Robinson for Award #19, Lina F. Wagner Perennial Garden Award
Two awards were presented to the Garden Club Federation of Maine for Membership:
Award #7, The Helen Hussey Champlin Award is for the State Garden Club with the Largest Number of NEW MEMBERS.
Award # 8, The Mildred Black Pettit Award with the Largest Percentage Increase in New Members.
The Harpswell Garden club was awarded two awards:
Excellence in Teamwork Award #24 for an outstanding project completed by a Garden Club in Collaboration with another organization. This was given for their teamwork in establishing a Memorial Garden at the Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. This project was started in 1968 and continues today. A second garden was created and dedicated in 1972.
The Sears Civic Beautification Award #1 for their work to maintain the Harpswell Historical Park's seven gardens and to add a bench for the public to rest and enjoy the park. In 1994 the Club collaborated with the Harpswell Historical Society to move a building (Centennial Hall) to the park site. In 1996, the Harpswell Garden Club rejuvenated the park by creating seven distinct gardens. Today, the Chairman of the Historic Park Gardens and a team captain for each of the seven gardens work to maintain them.
Award #19, Lina F. Wagner Perennial Garden Award and $100 was presented to Harriet Robinson, Foothills Garden Club and Stroudwater District Director for her magnificent perennial gardens. It is a garden that grows because of the love given by Harriet.