The Garden Club of Richfield Springs hosted a “Christmas In The Memorial Room” Open House event on November 27, 20l6 in the library Memorial Room. Members created festive Christmas center pieces and displays transforming the library and Memorial Room into a Victorian Christmas wonderland. Over 100 community residents enjoyed cookies & punch as they were serenaded by the DiPasqua family who played and sang Christmas carols.
Beginning a week before, the president of the library board and the “Christmas In the Memorial Room” decorating committee cleared the room of clutter and thoroughly cleaned the area. Members designed and displayed their Christmas arrangements. A fitting children’s arrangement was placed on the mantel in the children’s reading area with a special touch…individual stockings monogrammed with names of our librarians.
It has been tradition that The Garden Club of Richfield Springs transform the Memorial Room into a Christmas wonderland biennially. This year we coordinated our event with the Memorial Service at the Church of Christ Uniting, the Spring Park Christmas Lighting Ceremony and the Chamber of Commerce 2016 Winter Wonderland window painting winners.
During the past 75 years, The Garden Club of Richfield Springs has actively contributed to beautifying our village. During the Christmas season, with the assistance of Village employees, Spring Park light posts are decorated with lighted garlands and bows and the gigantic decorative lighted wreaths are put up on Main Street light poles.
The school, library, pump house and fire house are festively decorated with greens for the season. Although the Main Street flower boxes are not one of our club projects, club members have stepped up and assisted other community organizations filling the store front boxes with greens.
The Garden Club of Richfield Springs is a four-season, active working organization in our community. Other garden club projects are caring for the rose garden around the clock in Spring Park, the herb garden in front of the library, the seasonal display in the library, plantings around the school flag pole, fire and pump houses.
The Garden Club of Richfield Springs is a nonprofit organization with no state or local funding. All services to the community are free and paid by the club’s only fundraiser, the June plant sale.