Clearwater Garden Club is Looking for Chainsaw Artist
Just a few blocks from downtown Clearwater's new Streetscape stands one of the jewels of Clearwater, the Clearwater Garden Club. There, a group of passionate women has worked to beautify Clearwater and educate the public about Florida gardening since 1950.
Thanks to the generosity of one of its founding members, the club owns and maintains its own property and building at 405 Seminole Street. Along with the privilege of ownership comes great financial burdens and responsibility. Membership is shrinking and the club has expanded to include a Saturday group to meet the needs of the women who work during the week and might otherwise miss some of the critical information taught by this organization.
You may be wondering - what is happening with that dead tree prominently standing in front of the club at the corner of Ft. Harrison and Seminole. A few tireless women work to keep the ground beautifully under control and a lovely sculpture would be a great addition. The Garden Club, being forward thinking, wants to have that tree sculpted into a work of art. This has been done in many places and because this tree died and is in such an obvious location, the Garden Club would like to find someone who might be able to do a chainsaw sculpture for them if it is possible. It appears to be a softer type wood.
If you know of someone, or are a person who might have the skill to sculpt this tree, the Club would like to hear from you. Besides this public exposure for a worthy artist, the Club is prepared to reward according to the expertise. Otherwise, this corner will be wiped clean and simplified with mulch. If you are interested, call (727) 512-7814.
The Club is Seeking New Members and Supporters
In the next year many events are being planned as fundraisers. Watch for upcoming events, including an Old Clearwater Bay neighborhood home tour in October, as well as monthly meetings, classes and shows.
Take a stroll around the Garden Club grounds, attend a meeting and reminisce over tea sandwiches and finger food, learn about plants and critters on your property and envision what type of function you might be able to have in this wonderful building. For more information call the Garden Club at 441-9374.
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