Garden Clubs all over New England await announcement each fall of the New England Regional awards for excellence. The Publicity Press Book Award is widely coveted because the press book chronicles the accomplishments of each garden club and therefore recognizes the club’s impact on its community for the year.
At the 2012 Fall Conference of the Garden Club Federation of Maine held in Lewiston on October 31, the Camden Garden Club’s 2011 Press Book was awarded Second Place in the New England Region in the large club category. Awards chairman Judy McGuirk and 2011 Publicity chairman Gaby Wicklow are quick to acknowledge that the creative and dedicated service of the many members gives them all the material they need to create the book that tells the prize-winning story.
Photo caption: Judith Tarbox, president of the Camden Garden Club, accepts the New England award for the club’s press book from Maine Awards chairman Shirlene Gosline (left) and Maine Federation of Garden Clubs president, Kathleen Marty.