The Angel Fire Garden Club District II is hosting the 63rd New Mexico State Garden Clubs 2012 State Convention here in Angel Fire May 29 thru May 31. Everyone is welcome to attend. It sounds like it will be packed full of fun! They are very excited about the programs and activities scheduled for the convention.
One of the fun things will be the fabulous cowboy boots I have pictured here. In preparation for the convention, the Angel Fire Garden Club asked many of the local artists in Angel Fire to paint and donate an old cowboy boot. In keeping with the theme ” Putting on the Glitz, Ranch Style”, these creative masterpieces will be the table decorations at the dinner banquet, Wednesday night . Some of them will be auctioned off. And the convention theme poster painted by Katherine McDermott is available for purchase too.
Attendees will be dazzled by the Ranchitas Dancers. Not only are the Garden Club ladies expert gardeners, they are skilled performers. Under the watchful instruction of Club President, Diane Peterson, they have put together a couple of western swing routines to be performed at the Banquet Dinner. I was very privileged to have been invited to watch dress rehearsal. They performed their routines only for me. This “I Know Jo” job sure has its perks!
Members of the Angel Fire Garden Club collectively take care of three signature gardens for Angel Fire; the Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, the Meridian Garden on North Angel Fire Road and the Blue Star Memorial Garden at the Vietnam Memorial.
For more information, a list of activities and meetings, or to register for the convention, please call Fannie Mackey by Tuesday May 29, 2012.