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Holliston Garden Club Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary.

by Tony Lulek

Holliston Garden Club Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary.
June 2, 2009

The Asa Whiting House at the Holliston Historical Society was abuzz with activity on Tuesday afternoon as the Holliston Garden Club prepared to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a tea party and the election of their new officers.

All the tables in the main room were decorated by committees with a theme and a main floral arrangement:


a Victorian design complete with a cherub and beaded handbags,

a 1930’s design with Depression glass and LuRay,

a Tea for Two with a moss carpet and miniature table, chairs, and mini roses,

the Rose Kennedy Greenway complete with decorated hats,


lunch with Nani featuring a member’s great-great grandmother’s table cloth,

and finally a grand design showcasing the strength of an African woman from literature.

 The evening started with everyone arriving around 7:30 p.m. Some members were busy in the kitchen putting the final touches on the food while Kim Young, a Holliston resident, played music on the piano in the front room.

After everyone arrived, we ventured out to the newly planted Centennial Garden (designed by the Holliston Garden Club) for a picture of the entire club to mark the anniversary.
Dinner was next on the agenda. Maureen Marshall and her crew of cooks and bakers provided a varied and delicious menu including crustless cucumber sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, and jam, and a very sweet dessert called Eton’s Mess. Very British and very tasty.

After dinner we got down to the business of the evening, starting with a recap of Jana Milbocker’s and Joan Butler’s last two years as co-presidents. It was heart-warming to hear about all the programs and projects that the club has done over the past two years -- everything from our annual Holiday Open meeting with Dottie Temple, Ikebana deomonstrations by Dora Lee to our Spring Plant Sale and our Garden Tour this year.  Our final business of the evening was to elect our new officers, including incoming presidents Tony Lulek and Debbie Coviello. If you would like to know more about the club, its members and projects, please visit our web site: for more information.