The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 19, 2013

Woodland Oaks meetings profiled

— Woodland Oaks Garden Club held its March meeting at Los Vaqueros Restaurant (formerly Chico’s) in Oak Hill. The hostesses were Jane Fredericks, Wanda Perry and Kay Allen.

The club collect was read preceding lunch. The program, titled “Birding,” was presented by Dave Pollard and Rachel Davis. Pollard presented an informative program about the various birds found in the New River Gorge area. He also told the club about the bird banding project at Wolf Creek Park.

Darlene Newell, Flower Show chairman, reported on the standard flower show that was presented by the Fayette County Garden Council in April. The show was titled “Tree of Life.”

It was also announced by President Sadie Brash that a tree honoring W.Va. State Garden Club president Brenda Moore was to be planted in Oak Hill. Brenda is also a member of Woodland Oaks Garden Club and recently finished up her term as state president.

The club met in April 3 at Tamarack. Members enjoyed looking at the exhibits before eating lunch.

The guest speakers were Tristan Cleveland of Fayette County AmeriCorps VISTA, New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, and Adam Hodges, Fayette County Extension Agent, Community and Economic Development. Cleveland invited members to participate in the Mountain Pride Litter Sweep, which was held April 27. Woodland Oaks Garden Club members planned to pick up litter along the White Oak Rail Trail on Earth Day, April 22, due to the Fayette County Garden Council Flower Show scheduled for the same day.

Members also watched the movie “Coal Camp Memories” by Karen Vuranch.