"We are commited to establishing roots in this community and watching them grow."
The Ingomar Garden Club was Established in 1946 as a philanthropic organization dedicated to the art of gardening, flower design, conservation of natural resources, enviromental protection and civic improvement. The club was federated in 1954. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am at Northmont Church, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA.
…….A THANK YOU FROM CONOR LUKSIK, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
To the Members of The Ingomar Garden Club and President Linda Womsley,
I recently received your annual scholarship. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to you and
your organization for helping me through my studies. The $750 your organization was able to grant me was
applied to my Fall 2019 semester at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. This scholarship was
immensely helpful for me financially and I could not be more grateful for being the recipient of it. This past
week on Saturday, December 14, 2019, I graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) with a B.S.
degree in Parks & Resource Management and a minor in Environmental Communication and Heritage
Thank you Mrs. Oralia Ferretti for helping me though the process and conducting my interview.
Thank you President Linda Womsley. And thank you to the whole Ingomar Garden Club for your generosity
and belief in me and my work. Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Sincerely, Conor Luksik
January 8th the IGC Gals will head for the Longhorn Steakhouse to "break bread." While we are no longer doing the weed whacking thing we can still smell the roses via the seed catalogs. Let the snow fall...just helps us keep up our shoveling skills.
Time to take care of our little feathered friends. Will be sharing with you some of our favorite Bird Lovers Recipies and some prize photos of them.
Chris Hawthorn, through her tireless work of connecting us with many educational facilites in our area has made it possibel for IGC to enable the youth to compete in the National Garden Club Federation Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Contest. We have students entering in all the catagories, Posters, Poetry and Essay, competing for the prizes. Members met and and selected from the many entries what we hope will be winners.
A Message from our President
Dear Gardening Friends,
How blessed we were on Saturday, June 13th, to have blue skies, pleasant temperatures
and a GREAT turnout for our rescheduled Plant Sale. I want to
thank you all for your hard work digging up and caring for your plants, making
crafts, bringing in flea market items, helping with signage, advertising, set
up, sales and cleanup. For those of you who were unable to attend – we understand,
and know you were there in spirit and were cheering us on from
afar! Even without the sale of the hanging baskets and annuals, we made it!
Kudos to everyone for getting down to earth and diggin’ it!
All of our summer community gardening projects are underway and looking
lovely. Thanks for the many hands helping with these projects. We are looking
for volunteers for David Councill Park, Edith’s Garden and the Passavant planters, so if you have some extra
time to lend a hand, please consider doing so. We are currently investigating how we can be of help in our
community gardens by growing fruits/vegetables for the local community food banks. Be on the lookout for
upcoming information on how you can help.
The Picnic and July meeting are sneaking up on us NEXT WEEK, June 1st in Eileen Miller’s backyard. The
hospitality committee will be providing individual canned/bottled drinks, and desserts will be provided by club
members. We ask that you bring your own chair and lunch. If you have not already sent a RSVP to me, please
reply by Sunday, June 28th, so we know how many to expect. Also, this is another big fundraiser of ours, the
annual plant/garden related item auction! Come prepared with your items for auction, and your checkbooks/
dollars ready. It is a fun time, while raising much needed money for our club. While we did raise $2,500 from
the plant sale, we originally budgeted on raising, $3,300, so we need everyone’s help with the auction!. We will
be ZOOMING the meeting and Auction again, so let us know if you will be participating that way.
Stay safe and healthy ladies - and enjoy your time in the garden.
See you Wednesday!
Down to Earth and Diggin’ It,
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero