Navesink Garden Club receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Red Bank River Center in December!

IMAGE 1:  NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS ACCEPTING VOLUNTEER AWARD

IMAGE 2:  NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS MAINTAINING PLANTERS

Publicity Contact:  Joanne Mallon   ngcpublicity@gmail.com 

 NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB RECEIVES VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM RED BANK RIVERCENTER

On December 3rd at Red Bank RiverCenter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation,  the Navesink Garden Club received their  “2018 Volunteer of the Year Award” for their maintenance of the Red Bank flower planters.  Upon informing the club of their selection, James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank RiverCenter thanked the club membership for their “heroic efforts” in maintaining the planters . Noting the importance of the flower program’s direct impact on the economic vitality of downtown Red Bank through helping create an atmosphere that attracts visitors, tourists and customers,  Mr. Scavone described the club’s participation as “invaluable”  and  stated, “it would not be possible to implement the flower program without you.”

Since 1996, the Navesink Garden Club sends a team of four members once a week from June through the end of October to canvas the downtown streets for maintenance of approximately 50 flower pots.  The teams rotate each planter with a quarter turn in order to promote all-around even growth.  They deadhead spent blossoms, trim back ambitious growers,  prune to maintain a pleasing shape and, not insignificantly, remove unwanted debris.  Plants that are damaged or appear suffering are reported to RiverCenter for remediation.   Recognizable with their green aprons and pruners set to go, club members are frequently greeted by a resident’s thank you and expression of pleasure at the beauty the planters provide.

The Navesink Garden Club invites people interested in horticulture and design to attend one of our meetings, enjoy a warm and friendly welcome and learn what interesting projects the club engages in.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, Red Bank, from September to June.  Follow us here or on FaceBook, or contact Membership Chair, Terry, at cweed7@outlook.com.

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NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS ACCEPTING VOLUNTEER AWARD

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NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS MAINTAINING PLANTERS

 

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