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"Kensington Garden Club recognized at state luncheon" Record Journal Article

The Kensington Garden Club received state level awards at the recent Federated Garden Club of CT Awards Luncheon.

The club was awarded the Civic Creativity Award and recognized for its active participation in civic projects including entries in the Wadsworth Fine Arts & Flowers floral design program, entries in the annual Berlin Scarecrow Contest, participation in the Memorial Day Parade and designing and installing a garden at Sage Park as a memorial to deceased member Jeanne Spilka.

The Kensington Garden Club also received the Award of Excellence in Horticulture. This is in recognition for the related monthly programs that are open to the public, the maintenance of town gardens, including the Civil War monument, participating in the Berlin Fair and the Connecticut Flower Show, creating holiday wreaths or floral displays in locations around town and also for starting a pollinator garden in Volunteer Park using a mix of perennial and spring and summer bulbs.

In addition, member Amber Parr was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation as an Accredited Flower Show Judge for creativity in floral design in the Design Challenge, Mums the Word. Parr created the arrangement pictured using chrysanthemums in a live demonstration.

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