Mayville Tuesday Club Reciprocity Day is May 7

MAYVILLE – Reciprocity Day, to be hosted by the Mayville Tuesday Club, will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the Methodist Church beginning at 12:30 p.m.

An annual get-together for affiliate clubs from Sherman, Lakewood and Bemus Point, Mayville members prepare a special lunch which are mostly salads, desserts and other luscious dishes.

Authors Kathleen Crocker and Jane Currie will be the guest speakers to talk about their latest publication, “Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region.”

All four clubs affiliated with the Western New York Federation for Women’s Clubs are reminded that the federation will hold a group meeting at Webb’s Captains Table in Mayville beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27. Following will be a “Dutch-treat” lunch for those who choose to stay and visit.

Peggy Fitzgibbon, a Master Gardener volunteer since 2010, was the speaker at the April club meeting. Started in 1973, the program is affiliated with Cornell University and Chautauqua County Cooperative Extension. She explained exactly what the volunteers do to live up to the mission statement, which is to educate and serve the community using horticultural information.

The gardeners are available to lend a hand to all in need. In addition, Fitzgibbon said that anyone who has gardening questions may call Cooperative Extension any time between 1 and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and they will be answered.

Currently, Fitzgibbon and others have planted and care for a food garden for the Mayville food pantry. Located behind the pantry, which is next to the Episcopal Church on South Erie Street, volunteers can be seen tending the garden most any day.

“It’s a feel-good community endeavor,” she said.

“Anybody can start a garden,” she concluded, add-ing, “You don’t have to be a master gardener. We help.”

Fitzgibbon concluded by noting the Master Garden-ers’ slogan: “Enhancing Our Community: One Trouble at a Time.”