HOWARD — Knox County Garden Clubs will host their annual Spring meeting April 1 at the Apple Valley Club House. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

Area Knox County residents who have an interest about Knox County Garden Clubs are invited to attend this event.

The president of the Knox County Garden Clubs, Jo Ann Graham, welcomes new gardening friends to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to come and join in on the evening’s event and consider joining a club in your area.

There are multiple clubs in Knox County consisting of geographical areas of Apple Valley, Fredericktown, Gambier, Mount Vernon and North Liberty. Most clubs meet monthly and there are also regional and state memberships.

Guests wanting to learn more about the Knox County Garden Club Association and the Spring meeting should contact Graham through an email as soon as possible at the following address:

Cheryl Feasel is the committee chair person for this event and encourages members and guests to take advantage of this fun, informative evening.

“Spring Fling II” is returning as the theme for this year’s event. Julie Divelbiss and Karen Smith, both Master Gardeners, will give a program, “Growing Container Herbs for Health, Wealth and Flavor.”

Clubs have the option to have a sales table (card table provided). In lieu of a flower show, there will be a parade of judged decorated hats. The three hat categories are Stylish, Humorous and Gardening. All members are encouraged to decorate a hat and take the challenge and enter all three categories. There will be a prize for each hat class and attendees will be voting judges.

Each club member and attendee should bring a covered dish for the potluck dinner. Drinks and tableware are included. Each garden club is to bring two centerpieces to be used as door prizes.

Guests who have questions or plan to attend the event should email Jo Ann Graham at her email address,

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