News Flash

GCR member wins state lifetime award

Pictured from L to R are Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, President, Derenda Stanley, Debbie Main, and NW Regional Director, Burnie Ott.

A group from the Garden Club of Rogers attended the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, State Convention in Hot Spring, AR, April 2-3 . Those attending were club President Marge Leonard, State Awards Chairman (from Garden Club of Rogers) Ronna Precure, Club members Phyllis Stair and Debbie Main. Also from the Garden Club of Rogers, Sue Mank, State Historian and Burnie Ott NW Regional Director.

The Garden Club of Rogers accepted many awards for various projects.  A special lifetime award  was awarded to one member.

Debbie Main received The Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the Garden Club of Rogers.  She has served the club in many areas to include club president, secretary, treasurer, garden of the month committee chairman, and national garden week committee chairman to name a few.  Debbie had to be nominated by the club president, presented to the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, State Board of Directors, and approved by the board.

She was presented the award at the state convention, it was a complete surprise to her.

AFGC President, Derenda Stanley, presents GCR President Marge Leonard, and NW Arkansas Regional Director Burnie Ott an award for collecting the most pop tabs in the state. GCR collected 270 pounds of pop caps. Proceeds from the sale of the pop tabs go to support the local Ronald McDonald House.

If you are interested in joining GCR, please contact Ronna Precure at 479-644-9673.

New Location for the Plant Sale

GCR will hold its 43rd Annual Plant Sale April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon.  This year the sale will be located at the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 S. 26th Street Rogers, AR 72758, located on the southeast corner of New Hope and 26th Street.  This sale is the main fundraiser for the garden club. The funds go to youth education, civic beautification and horticulture scholarships.  If you have plants you would like to donate, please contact Sherrie Eoff at (479) 903-5389 or email her at skeoff@hotmailcom.  GCR has volunteers who will come and dig donated plants or pick them up from your home.  If you’re looking for great prices on plant that are for sale, please join GCR members for the sale and just talk about plants and gardening.  There will also be a bake sale at the event.   We hope to see you there.

Garden Club Dues

GCR membership  dues are due for 2018-2019.  Dues are $20.  For details contact Marcia Kroupa @

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Free Admission – Presented by Floralia Arrangers’ Guild Garden Club Thursday, April 26th, noon through Friday, April 27th, 3:00 pm.  Artist’s Cocktail Reception Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Bella Vista Country Club.  For more information contact:

Arkansas Federation of Garden Club newsletter

The Arkansas Gardener, Feb. 2018

Arkansas Federation of Garden Club newsletter

AFGC Avenues, Jan. 2018

Garden Club of Rogers                                             Sponsors Horticulture Scholarship

The Garden Club of Rogers sponsors the Keeta Arnold Memorial Horticulture Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial aid to students majoring in Horticulture related subjects. This scholarship honors the memory of long time garden club member, mentor, high school counselor, teacher and gardener, Keeta Arnold.

The scholarship is awarded yearly in the amount of $500 and is available to college junior, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a Master’s Degree.  Student must be attending an accredited college or university, be a legal resident of Arkansas, be attending school full-time, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

Deadline for application is Jan. 1, 2018. For complete rules and application please contact Sherrie Eoff, Scholarship Chairman, 479-903-5389 or at

Arkansas Federation of Garden Club newsletter

AFGC Avenues, Nov. 2017