On Thursday, Oct. 18 the Karnes City Home and Garden Club met at 2 p.m. in the El Oso Water Supply meeting room in Karnes County.
The meeting was presided by President Gladys Janysek. The members discussed their community project, helping with the local scouts program in Karnes City. The members discussed the very successful sales of their “members designed” new cookbook. Right now, there are very few cookbooks left.
Right now, members are working on raffle prizes for their organization. Many very good prizes are donated already.
Dianne Maitland was especially thanked for all the time and talent she gave for the attractive signs she designed and made for the car our officers rose in for our annual Lonesome Dove Parade. Also, Dianne worked very hard preparing, designing and typing all the needed information for our club’s Annual Membership Books.
Vice President Marlane Smith gave information we should consider for our annual members trip held every year in April.
At this time we wanted to remind our families connected with this area about the on going tile sale for family members to honor military Veterans and the Texas Star Memorial honoring the women in our vicinity. If you wish to purchase one of these stones for member/members of your family, you may call Marlane Smith at 830-299-1470 and she will be happy to discuss this with you and help you with the application you will need.
Our very gracious and knowledgeable guest speaker for the afternoon was Karen Cooper from Coopers Garden in Floresville. Mrs. Cooper gave our members a wealth of information and a very handy big book entitled “Landscape Care Guide”. Karen also gave a lot of information about fall planting: the new rose called “Beautiful Drift” does excellent in the pot; only cut back 1/3 of the roses in October; snap dragons, pansies, roses and petunias are planted at this time; shrubs are great to plant in October; this is the time to compost and fertilize; and mushroom compost is very good to use.
Hostess for the day was Dianne Maitland assisted by Gladys Janysek.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 and we will have law enforcement officer, Eddie Salas, as a guest speaker. Officer Salas will speak about safety at home, in town and while traveling.