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Westfield's Rake & Hoe Garden Club Members Bring Cheer to Mobile Meals

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Members of Westfield's Rake and Hoe Garden Club completed 50 mini flower creations on Oct. 20 for clients of Mobile Meals, The service is available to residents of Westfield, and surrounding communities including Mountainside, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Clark and Cranford. (For more information call, 908-233-6146.)

Twice a year club members gather at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, where Mobile Meals originates. The club donates the flowers and prepares small arrangements in detergent caps to accompany that day's meal delivery to clients. This project was led by Kay Cross.

Josephine Walsh, director of Mobile Meals Operations, reports that clients welcome and look forward to receiving the home-delivered meals serving those who are unable to shop and prepare their own meals on either a temporary or permanent basis.

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At this meeting, Mary Smith led members in a project that completed 65 tea cups flower arrangements (large and small) designed by the Flower Committee which were sold at the Westfield Historical Society's Annual Apple Fest on Sunday, Oct. 23.  Proceeds from the tea cup floral arrangements will be donated to the club's veteran's projects.

The Rake & Hoe Garden Club of Westfield's membership is diverse, spanning all ages (including juniors ages 7-18), interests, and occupations. The club has approximately 80 members all of whom share a few things in common: a love of flowers, gardening and community service. Contact Pat Wilson, 908-389-9342 for more information or visit Rakeandhoe.org.

Members left-right:  Carolyn Klinger-Kueter, Susan Dinan, Marylou Nolas, Sharon Shiraga, Margo Partridge, Richard Pelikan, Betty Gulino, Nina Sylvester, Ruby Simmons, Maryann Pietruszki, Clare Minick, Diana Kazazis (President of R&H), Cathy Becker, Carole Smille, Peg Sheridan, Irene Greenstein, Lee Perry, Kelly Boero, Kris Luka, Barbara Spellmeyer, Peggy Dinger, Cyndi Cockren, Anna Daurio, Jane Christiani, Marylyn Straight, Kay Cross, Mary Foley Smith and not shown in photo: Marianne Murray.

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