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KENTGardeners learn pioneer lifeInteractive program provides educational flashbacks

Cecil Giltz Published: March 3, 2003 12:00 AM

Twenty-five members of the Oak Branch Garden Club of Kent and their guests met recently at the Portage County Gardeners Center in Rootstown for a meeting, hosted by Peggy Barnes, Marion Goodyear and Goldie Sites.

The hostesses provided refreshments from a table decorated with candles and a huge colorful bouquet of spring flowers.

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During a brief business meeting, Susan Conlin was welcomed as a new member.

Door prizes, donated and handed out by Lonni Lees, were won by Betty Seibert and Dan Zirkursh.

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The guest speaker for the program was Sandra Zirkursh of Mentor. Because of her dislike for housework, she started in 1997 to perform as Mrs. Noah, Pioneer Lady, and Betsy Ross.

Dressed in a pioneer womans costume, she explored the topic, Life in the Western Reserve, utilizing her sense of humor and the oral participation of the gardeners.

Her interactive program kept everyone entertained, as she provided educational glimpses into a pioneer womans life.

Mrs. Zirkursh asked that any speaker fee be given to a youth scholarship program in lieu of payment to her.

Next months meeting will take members and their guests to Donzells New Garden Room and to the Waterloo Restaurant in Akron for lunch. Members should meet at 10:45 a.m. March 28 in the Tops parking lot in Kent to carpool to Akron.

For further information, call Marion at (330) 673-8879 or Peggy (330) 673-6023.

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