Modern Gardeners honor charter member

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Eleanor Powell-Hines, left, receives the National Life Membership certificate from Sylvia Chilton, Modern Gardeners president. - Submitted photos
Sylvia Chilton, right, is presented a silver bowl in recognition of serving as president of Modern Gardeners Garden Club for the past year. Helen Crane was also remembered with a gift of silver for her services to Modern Gardeners. - Submitted photos
Charlotte Croft, from left, District 4 director, The Garden Clubs of NC, was a special guest. She installed new officers: Tracy Greenwood, president; Linda Kniskern, vice president; Ann Klamfoth, secretary; and Susan Gentry, treasurer. - Submitted photos

Modern Gardeners recently presented a national life membership to Eleanor Powell-Hines in honor of her more than 60 years as a club member at a luncheon at Cross Creek Country Club.

During the surprise presentation, which took place last month, club president Sylvia Chilton said of the honoree, “She has proven herself to be a stalwart member. She has served in every area of the club. She is a mentor to all of the club members and is the only surviving charter member. She is the most kind and thoughtful lady, always sharing her gardening knowledge with all who ask. We as a club wanted to honor her for all these outstanding qualities that helped to form our club into the thriving club it is today. It is safe to say that Eleanor is the epitome of graciousness, and we all love her dearly. Congratulations on your honor. Eleanor.”

Charlotte Croft, District 4 director, The Garden Clubs of NC, and a special guest, installed new officers at the meeting. They are Tracy Greenwood, president; Linda Knickern, vice president; Ann Klamfoth, secretary; and Susan Gentry, treasurer.

Helen Crane and outgoing president Sylvia Chilton were both honored at the luncheon for their service to the club.

Eleanor Powell-Hines, left, receives the National Life Membership certificate from Sylvia Chilton, Modern Gardeners president.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_1-3.jpgEleanor Powell-Hines, left, receives the National Life Membership certificate from Sylvia Chilton, Modern Gardeners president. Submitted photos

Sylvia Chilton, right, is presented a silver bowl in recognition of serving as president of Modern Gardeners Garden Club for the past year. Helen Crane was also remembered with a gift of silver for her services to Modern Gardeners.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2-1.jpgSylvia Chilton, right, is presented a silver bowl in recognition of serving as president of Modern Gardeners Garden Club for the past year. Helen Crane was also remembered with a gift of silver for her services to Modern Gardeners. Submitted photos

Charlotte Croft, from left, District 4 director, The Garden Clubs of NC, was a special guest. She installed new officers: Tracy Greenwood, president; Linda Kniskern, vice president; Ann Klamfoth, secretary; and Susan Gentry, treasurer.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_3-1.jpgCharlotte Croft, from left, District 4 director, The Garden Clubs of NC, was a special guest. She installed new officers: Tracy Greenwood, president; Linda Kniskern, vice president; Ann Klamfoth, secretary; and Susan Gentry, treasurer. Submitted photos

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