Horticulture Society honors volunteers
The Burden Horticulture Society sponsored the annual LSU Burden Center volunteer appreciation luncheon on Aug. 14 at Ione Burden Conference Center for volunteers and LSU staff who maintain gardens, trails and help with events.
John Welch, landscape architect with Suzanne Turner Associates, led a program about the history of the LSU Burden Center, including a slide presentation showing how the garden has been maintained since the Burden family donated the property to LSU.
The BHS sponsors a “Reflections in Garden” program at noon on the first Monday of each month along with events for enjoyment and enrichment. For more information, visit http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
Daughters of 1812 learn about library
Merchant Marine Library Chairwoman Nancy Bickham explained how to donate books and magazines to the library when the Gen. Robert McCausland Chapter of the Daughters of 1812 met on Aug. 25 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.
President Zora Olsson welcomed members and guests. Treasurer Rachel Grace distributed yearbooks and reported on recent donations. Registrar Yvonne Lewis Day introduced prospective members Karen White and Marilyn Nassar. New member Carolyn Maggio was welcomed.
The chapter project for this year will be to mark the graves of past chapter presidents. Research will be done on each past president and markers will be ordered. Plans were made to attend the state board meeting that will be held in October in Mandeville.
Membership is available to women age 18 and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, between 1784-1815, rendered civil, military or naval service to the country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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