Even though gardens have been ‘put to bed’, the Emma Scott Garden Club continues to support the community. In thanksgiving to the many community members who support the club through the year, ESGC chooses several local charities and/or groups to ‘pay forward’ and assist monetarily and with donations. This year the club selected the Randolph County Humane Society (RCHS) and Elkins Mountain Schools (EMS). Club member, Sue Russetti, coordinated the club’s donations to the Randolph County Humane Society. She is pictured presenting multiple bags of cat and dog food, litter boxes and litter, leashes and collars, toys and $145 to RCHS worker, Pam Hood, and local feline resident, Gwen.
In addition, over 20 dozen cookies and bags of fruit were sent to Elkins Mountain Schools for holiday events and coordinated by member, Bobbi Trimboli. Pictured is Georgann Davis, program director from EMS, loading the goodies to be delivered to the school. ESGC has created and directed a monthly Horticulture and Design Club at Elkins Mountain Schools since 2016 along with hands-on gardening and landscaping opportunities. Recently, due to COVID-19, the club has continued the program virtually at the school. ‘We are extremely grateful, especially this year, for all the support the Elkins area has given this garden club and the members wanted to express that gratitude by giving to others,’ said Patricia Mayes, president of ESGC.