Garden Club installs officers at spring banquet

The Chadwick Bay Garden Club held its annual spring banquet at the Buster Brown Bean Company in Fredonia.

Co-owner and head chef David Culver graciously opened his restaurant to accommodate the club. He worked with Club President Rose Ann Falcone to create a special menu for the event which included panko crusted haddock, penne pasta caprese and fresh salmon.

A highlight of the evening was the installation of new officers for the 2013-2014 year. The officers are Brenda Hennessey, president; Pat Sysol, treasurer; Lisa Penharlow, recording and corresponding secretary; and Kathy Damiano, chaplain.

In addition, the yearbook, which provides detailed information regarding the meetings and events scheduled for the upcoming year, was presented by Falcone.

Events include a Bonsai demonstration with Jasmine Briggs as well as an Ikebana demonstration and workshop conducted by Diane Leone. Barb Joy, a club member and talented flower arranger, will host a Christmas Angel Workshop at her studio in Fredonia.

The community service project for this spring was also announced, and for the second year in a row, the club will donate its time and provide the plants needed to decorate the Historical Dunkirk Lighthouse in preparation of its Memorial Day celebration.

The Chadwick Bay Garden Club has been in existence for more than 50 years. Anyone interested in attending an event and learning more about the club should contact Hennessey at 679-4915.