National Garden Week

Patti Mouton
Gonzales Garden Club members donated flowers and plants for National Garden Week to be placed on reception counters around the city.  Shown from left are Janis Poche, Dana Teepell, Jamie Trisler, Marilyn Rice, Myra Mire, Mayor Barney Gautreau, Gail Lonibos, Mabel Savoy, Patti Mouton, Rita Bourque, Lorraine Gautreau, Janis D'Benedetto, Conchita Richey, and Ellen Richmond.

The Gonzales Garden Club along with garden clubs across America celebrated National Garden Week, June 4 – 10, 2017, for the purpose of promoting the National Garden Clubs' objectives of beautification, gardening, education of environmental efforts and civic involvement of garden clubs. 

The week was an opportunity to encourage pride in Ascension Parish by placing plants and flower arrangements at local public facilities. To publicize the week, the Gonzales Garden Club invited Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux to sign the National Garden Week Proclamation.