The Dade City Garden Club since 1994 has designed and sold an annual ornament depicting landmarks, institutions, and activities of Dade City to help to preserve its rich history and strengthen community pride.
The design of the 2022 ornament is based on the garden club itself, and is issued during the club’s 75th anniversary year.
The ornament’s tree denotes the center of the club, with roots running deep into the ground to sustain it.
The club is divided into six circles and each of the flowers on the design represents one of the circles: azalea, camellia, hibiscus, hollyhock, magnolia and poinsettia. The flowers are as varied as the circles they symbolize, and each contributes to the overall mission of education and community enrichment.
The sale of the yearly ornaments is a major fundraiser for the garden club and proceeds are used to maintain the club’s historic building and grounds, and to support its community projects.
Each ornament costs $22 and can be purchased through a garden club member or at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce. Checks should be made out to the Dade City Garden Club.
For information, call Mona Goossens at 352-457-6439.
Published October 26, 2022