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TO CONGRATULATE DORCHESTER'S IVY GARDEN CLUB ON THE OCCASION OF ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO COMMEND THE CLUB ON ITS MANY YEARS OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE BEAUTIFICATION OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the House of Representatives is pleased to note that Dorchester's Ivy Garden Club celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its founding; and
Whereas, at the organization's beginning on October 29, 1957, several Dorchester matrons met at Salem Methodist Church for the purpose of forming the Ivy Garden Club. These visionary ladies, ten in number, included Mrs. R.H. Clayton, the "founding mother"; Mrs. J.H. Clayton; Mrs. S.W. Clayton; Mrs. H.W. Hughes, Jr.; Mrs. C.P. Kizer; Mrs. J.R. Moorer; Mrs. P.W. Pate; Mrs. W.A. Pate, Jr.; Mrs. K.M. Philen; and Mrs. J.H. Price; and
Whereas, from their very first event, the community-wide Outdoor Christmas Decorations Contest, which the club members continue to sponsor every year, these dedicated gardeners have devoted themselves to beautifying Dorchester; and
Whereas, members make flower arrangements for hospitals in the Lowcountry, Camp Happy Days, Dorchester Post Office, and area churches. Among their many other worthy projects are the landscaping of a church parsonage, Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department, and the Carolina Fence Garden at Harleyville-Ridgeville School; and
Whereas, hard-working Ivy Garden Club members also participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program and have faithfully landscaped and maintained the railroad right of way along U.S. Highway 78 since the inception of the club. In addition, the organization has made donations to World Gardening, Blue Star Memorial Highway, Camp Wildwood, CARE, the South Carolina Nature Conservancy, Carolina Memorial Gardens in Columbia, and numerous other causes of merit; and
Whereas, Dorchester owes many of its trees to the diligence of the Ivy Garden Club, which plants them in observance of Arbor Day, as well as on other occasions. On December 10, 2005, the ladies planted a favorite, the Patriotic Tree at the Dorchester Post Office, in honor of all who have served and are serving our country; and
Whereas, the House of Representatives takes great pleasure in recognizing those who work to improve the natural beauty of the Palmetto State, and the members wish to extend their gratitude to the Ivy Garden Club for its exemplary work toward this end. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Dorchester's Ivy Garden Club on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary and commend the club on its many years of contributing to the beautification of the State of South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Ivy Garden Club.
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