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GCR wraps up 2018 Garden of the Month Contest

By Marge Leonard

The Garden  Club of Rogers closed out its Garden of the Month  project in September. The Garden of the Month Contest runs May thru September. Septembers winners were Silvester and Ofilia Duran, 114 S. 15th Street in Rogers. The yard represents years of work and dedication and the producing fruit trees, a fig bush and pineapple plants are some of the results. There are lots of other lovely and interesting plants. As winner they receive a Bradford Yard Living and landscape gift certificate, and a Garden Club of Rogers set of coffee mugs. A Garden of the Month sign is placed in their yard proclaiming the winner’s garden as Garden of the Month, and remains there for a month.

The Garden of the Month Contest is open to any personal residence with a Rogers mailing address, and promotes beautification of neighborhoods.

Pictured from L to R are club members Jim Mote, Anita Gordon, Alice Mote, homeowners Silvester and Ofilia. Duran, (September winners) and other club members are Connie Morse, Sue Mank and Carol McCutcheon. If you would like more information on our club please contact Ronna Precure at 479-644-9673

GCR celebrates National Garden Week Jun 3-9

By Debbie Main

Below you will find the schedule for the Garden Club of Rogers National Garden Week celebration.   If these don’t fit your schedule, another way to celebrate is to continue our Random Acts of Kindness campaign…give a random person a flower or bouquet… and share the fun with a picture of you and your person on Facebook, Instagram or your choice of social media. #ilovegcr

Monday June 4…Kick off for our National Garden Week.  

Floral Designs workshop.  Burnie Ott’s home at 10:00 AM.  (1930 S. 22nd Street, Rogers)

We need vases that you don’t want back and any flowers from your yard that you are willing to share.  We will design bouquets and deliver them to several businesses in Rogers.  We will also design centerpieces for Tuesday’s general meeting.

Tuesday June 5th – General Meeting.  June 5, 10:30 AM First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, 1901 S. 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758

Wednesday June 6th – 6:00 PM  Keeta Arnold plaque dedication at Lake Atalanta.  Hors d’oeuvres  and sparkling juice will be served. (More Details at Tuesday’s meeting.)

Thursday June 7th-11:00 AM Ronald McDonald House tour and deliver a gift basket.  For the gift basket I am asking for your donations.  Below is their list of needs.  You can either bring them to the general meeting, call me and I’ll pick it up, or better yet, meet us for the tour.  They are in need of:


Juice Boxes

Mac N Cheese single serve

Plastic spoons

Individual Apple Sauce

Paper Bowls

One Gallon small trash bags

Dryer sheets

Canned soup and ravioli

Walmart Gift Cards

Friday June 8 – Bella Vista Garden Party (13718 Rothbury Drive, Bella Vista)

Saturday June 9 – Garden Tour at Holly Fields Home!!! 10:00 AM (1605 South 15th Place, Rogers)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 479-903-5586

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 @

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