aim of the St. Joseph's Garden Club is to beautify the parish grounds,
assist the Worship Committee, and gain knowledge of all aspects of gardening
through education, experience and mutual friendship.
organization was founded in September, 1982, and since 1985 has sponsored
a highly successful arts and crafts show each November called the Christmas
Aloe Vera plant has been adopted as the club symbol. Membership
is open to all, and there is a modest $5.00 yearly dues. St. Joseph's
Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Parish Center
at 7:00 p.m. (or as noted on schedule). Visitors and friends are welcome
to attend. For more information, please contact the Garden Club President
or the Parish Office.
Entrance & Artwork
In 1999, the group planned, funded and coordinated the completion of the
new brick entrance to the church with the help of many parishioners who
gave of their time and talent.
2001 brought the addition of a wonderful piece of artwork by world famous
sculptor Joseph Turkaly, entitled "Joseph
& the Children", mounted
in the covered entranceway in an alcove especially designed for it. The
piece is dedicated to the memory of parishioner Linda Kulka, who tragically
died in an automobile accident in March 2, 1999.
Another piece is tentatively planned for the opposite alcove (various
seasonal displays are placed there now).
Improvements (Phase I)
Thanks to the hard work and organization by St. Joseph Garden Club, on
October 12, 2002, an army of thirty people with energy, willingness, tools
and machines removed most of the "overgrowth" that had cropped
up in the last twenty years. New dirt plus a few small trees is the new
look for the Fall of 2002. Trees and shrubs were added to the front of
the church and school in the Spring of 2003 (thank you to Norm Erickson
for the generous cash donation that paid for all the shrubs in the front
of the Church and to Sargiovanni's for all the mulch that has helped beautify
the front of our Church).
Improvements (Phase II)
During October of 2006, Garden Club members with the help of a number
of Knights of Columbus members & parish volunteers came together to
plant trees & shrubs and mulch the areas in front of the Parish Center
and school. The
new landscaping project is a welcomed new look to our property. Many thanks
to these fine people for their kind assistance.
The landscape design, plants and mulch were provided by Romano & Sons
(Garden Club funded half of this project).
Annual Flower Bed Planting & Maintenance
Members of the Garden Club routinely provide colorful plantings and care
to the flower beds in front of the church, school, parish center and entrance
sign. Seasonal spruce ups include weeding, planting and care of annuals,
and other plants. In 2010 they providing funding for the spring flower
bed clean-up and mulching by Romano & Sons (Gallagher's donated the
Kasubick (President), Camille Bichsel (Secretary), Kathy Singer (Treasurer).
Camille Bichsel, Lesa Carson, Chuck Casalicchio, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Fussaro,
Mickee Hawkins, Marlene & Bob Hornyak, Jan Huter, Melanie Miracle-Fox,
Diane Sanderson, Kathy Singer, Sue Stark, Ginny Strainer, Mary Ann Zane.
Carol Bruyere, Bunny (Mary Helen) Fritz, Cyndi Keefer, Judy McGreal.
Sr. Laura Wallace, O.P. (deceased)
Don't miss one of the area's nicest Craft Shows, sponsored by the St.
Joseph Garden Club. Held in Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers
hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and
lunch items. Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Garden Club Christmas
Boutique to be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Hours are 9:30 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Marlene (330.274.8145)
or Kathy (330.995.8785). For a map and directions to St. Joe's, click
of St. Joseph's PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack,
lunch and dessert items at one of the area's nicest craft shows in the
Service Hours Available
Attention Jr. High and High School Students . . . Do you need community
service hours? Help is needed to assist the crafters carry their items
into the Hall for the Christmas Boutique. If you are available to lend
a hand on Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., please contact
2012 Boutique Raffle Winners
Tree > Luci Curtin, Shalersville Twp.
Holiday Decoration> Camille Bichsel, Shalersville Twp.
Handcrafted Bird Feeder > Barb Kuzniakowski, Auburn Twp.
$100 Cash/Plush Toy > Patty Galovic, Shalersville Twp.
are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph's
Parish Center (unless noted otherwise).
Flower Bed Spruce Up for Ox Roast Fair
Picnic @ 6 p.m., Pavilion or Parish Ctr.
Speaker: Dr. David Radford
Vitamin D Deficiency
Clean Up & Election of Officers
27th Annual Christmas Boutique
November 13 - 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Christmas Party (TBA)
GARDEN CLUB COMMITTEES
Hospitality: Members share Hosts/Hostesses duties
Club Members & Volunteers
Marlene Hornyak (Chairperson), Kathy Singer, Ginny Strainer
JOSEPH'S GARDEN CLUB PAST PRESIDENTS
2010-2011 > Barbara
> Shelley Shantic
2008-2009 > Monthly Members (Phyllis Fussaro-contact person)?
2007-2008 > Monthly Members (Phyllis Fussaro-contact person)
2006-2007 > Phyllis Fussaro
2005-2006 > Phyllis Fussaro
2004-2005 > Phyllis Fussaro
2003-2004 > Phyllis Fussaro
2002-2003 > Chuck Casalicchio
2001-2002 > Cindy Clark & Kathy Singer, Co-Presidents
2000-2001 > Cindy Clark
1999-2000 > Judy McGreal
1998-1999 > Judy McGreal
1997-1998 > Judy McGreal
1996-1997 > Mickee Hawkins
1995-1996 > Mickee Hawkins
1994-1995 > Carol Bruyere & Mickee Hawkins, Co-Presidents
1993-1994 > Don DeWitt
1992-1993 > Ann Dvorak
1991-1992 > Ann Dvorak
1990-1991 > Ann Dvorak
1989-1990 > Barb Grecar
1988-1989 > Barb Grecar
1987-1988 > Sr. Laura Wallace, O.P.
1986-1987 > Sr. Laura Wallace, O.P.
1985-1986 > Mary Helen "Bunny" Fritz
1984-1985 > Dorothy Szczepinski
1983-1984 > Bernice Heritage
1982-1983 > Bernice Heritage