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In the News

November 26, 2004

In One Ear:

The Daily Astorian
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SEASIDE — The Sou’Wester Garden Club, a member of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, was recently presented with a trophy honoring its work in establishing and maintaining the Historic Garden at the Butterfield Cottage, a part of the Seaside Historical Museum. “This award for historic preservation is important and hasn't been awarded for 10 years. We are very proud. The Garden at Butterfield Cottage is being added to lists of suggested garden tours and with the coming of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration many people will enjoy it,” said Joan Johnson, president.

The club meets monthly at the Butterfield Cottage to do the necessary chores involved in maintaining and planting the historic garden. Earlier this year, the club received a grant from the Principal Financial Group. The grant was established by National Garden Clubs Inc. to enhance gardens at historic sites in communities across the nation.

Ginny Love, Nancy Berry, Joan Johnson
Pictured are, from left, Ginny Love, director of the North Coast District of the OSFGC, Nancy Berry, chairman of the Butterfield Cottage committee, and Joan Johnson, president of the Sou’Wester Garden Club.