Ruth West Award Winner Named
RUTH WEST AWARD WINNER NAMED
GARDEN CLUB GARNERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation awarded Lake Wissota Garden Club the coveted Ruth West Horticulture award at its recent annual convention. Lake Wissota in Chippewa County, is one of 46 clubs located throughout Wisconsin eligible to apply for the award.
Ruth West, an avid gardener and philanthropist from Manitowoc, WI formed the West Foundation along with her husband John, to provide financial assistance to community organizations. West of The Lake, their property along Lake Michigan continues today as a wonderful garden destination. The West Foundation offers the monetary award through the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.
Lake Wissota Garden Club is actively involved in planting and maintaining four local public gardens, leads a children’s garden club, focuses on horticulture in many of its club meetings and works to assist community members to recognize and grow plants that flourish in the Chippewa Falls area.
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation unites gardeners throughout the state providing education, resources and opportunities for its members to promote and share the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. For more information visit www.wisconsingardenclub.org.
Lake Wissota Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M. Additional information is available on Facebook, at lakewissotagardenclub.weebly.com or by email at lakewissotagc.gmail.com