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Sasanqua Club celebrates 25 years

The Sasanqua Garden Club celebrated the season and marked their 25th year of beautifying Greenville during their annual garden party on May 10. This year’s event was held at the gracious College St. home of  SGC member Sallie Williamson. With the afternoon’s summer-like temperatures, the ladies enjoyed the welcome coolness of the colonial-style home as they discovered an array of mouth-watering sweet and savory appetizers and refreshing beverages awaiting them. Many of the club members opted to wear hats or fascinators for the special occasion, which also marked the beginning of the club’s summer hiatus.

A number of beautification projects have been undertaken by the club over its 25 years, including the planters and signpost at the intersection of Commerce St. and Fort Dale Rd.; the Knockout roses planted at the Water Tower at College St. and Commerce and at the interstate ramps; benches located in downtown’s Confederate Park; the “Welcome To Greenville” sign and annual tulip planting; plantings at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library; the crepe myrtles at the Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport and at the YMCA; the benches in front of Greenville City Hall and the patriotic city banners displayed throughout the town. The club gained seven new members this year, with a total membership of 60. New members in attendance at the garden party included Pam Bevil, Ashley Keith, Sue Arnold, Debra Boulay and Pam Norrell Kearley.  See more about the garden party, along with photos of the Williamson home in the next edition of the Camellia Magazine.