The 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.
The organization was founded in September, 1982, and since 1985 has sponsored a highly successful arts and crafts show each November called the Christmas Boutique.
The 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. Visitors and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Garden Club President or the Parish Office (330-274-2253).
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, mums and other plants.
Barb Kasubick (President), Marlene Hornyak (Secretary), Cindy Clark (Treasurer)
Camille Bichsel, Chuck Casalicchio, Cindy Clark, Phyllis Fussaro, Mickee Hawkins, Marlene & Bob Hornyak, Jan Huter, Diane Sanderson, Kathy Singer, Sue Stark, Mary Ann Zane
Carol Bruyere, Bunny (Mary Helen) Fritz, Cyndi Keefer, Judy McGreal
2015-2016 > Barb Kasubick
2014-2015 > Barb Kasubick
2013-2014 > Barb Kasubick
2012-2013 > Barb Kasubick
2011-2012 > Barb Kasubick
2010-2011 > Barb Kasubick
2009-2010 > 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
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 32nd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members 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 area. Attention Crafters: an 8 ft. table is $30.00 (2nd table is $25.00). For space availability, more information, or an application, please contact Marlene (330-274-8145) or Kathy (330-995-8785).
Community 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, please contact Marlene (330-274-8145) to volunteer.
Please Support These Parish Groups . . .
In addition to all the wonderful crafters, the following groups of the parish will also be a part of the Boutique.
PSR Boutique Kitchen – Those who participate in our Parish School of Religion will be handling the refreshments at this year’s event. Plenty of donations of soup and baked goods are needed. Please drop off items at the kitchen anytime during the Boutique.
Appalachian Experience Group – A bake sale will be held to help raise funds for their trip to McClure, VA, June 17-24, 2017, to participate in the Housing Repair Program. Lots of ready-for-sale baked goods will be needed to assist this important ministry.
Boy Scouts – Order your fresh Christmas wreaths and centerpieces from St. Joseph’s Boy Scout Troop #575 for the holiday season. They will also be offering bakery. These fine young men gratefully accept your purchases.
32nd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique Another Success!
Thank you to all crafters, volunteers, and shoppers who made the 32nd Annual Christmas Boutique a huge success. Your wonderful enthusiasm and participation helps the Garden Club to beautify our parish grounds. Also, a note of thanks to the members of Boy Scout Troop #575 and their families for helping with set-up, to those who helped the crafters carry in their items, to the PSR program for providing refreshments, and to those who supported our parish groups including Appalachian Experience and Boy Scout Troop #575 who were a part of the event.
We hope to see all of you next year!
Congratulations Raffle Winners!
Christmas Tree - Chris Long, Mantua
Holiday Decoration - Camille Bichsel, Shalersville
Bird Feeder - Marsha Reed, Mantua
Plush Animal/$100 Cash - James Bove, Aurora
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE
33rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE!
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Church 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 (seasonal displays are placed there now).
Landscaping 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).
Landscaping 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).