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November 2019 Minutes

Hollywood Garden Club Meeting Minutes, November 13, 2019

Nan and Doug Unkenholz opened their beautiful Bonita Drive home Wednesday night for some fun Garden Club socializing and an introduction to the art of bonsai presented by Doug. Dozens of Doug’s gorgeous bonsai specimens were on display for members to marvel at. Doug emphasized that bonsai is an art and it does not necessitate a particular varietal of tree. These are also outdoor trees and should not just be indoor decor. Thank you, Nan and Doug, for your hospitality and a fascinating program!!

Blue Bows for Aniah

Ginger Rueve brought blue bows to pass out for folks wanting to show their support for the family of missing Homewood teen Aniah Blanchard. See our Blog ( for the tip line if you have any information, and please keep Aniah’s family in your thoughts.

Winter Festival Vote

Look for an email in the next few days with a vote on the Garden Club’s contribution to Shades Cahaba Elementary School’s upcoming Winter Festival. Only members who have paid their dues for 2019-2020 may vote, so be sure to Venmo your dues to @hollywoodgardenclub or drop off a check to Katie Tipton, 100 Hollywood Blvd, ASAP if you haven’t yet paid your dues.

Historic Marker Presentation

For those interested in getting a historic marker for their home, Homewood’s Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a how-to forum next Tuesday with Linda Nelson of the Jefferson County Historical Commission. Linda is a fabulous speaker, and the Historic Preservation Commission needs your support; please try to attend. Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 102, Homewood Public Library.

December Meeting

Our December meeting will be Wednesday, December 4th, at 6:30 p.m. at Jayne Pool’s house (106 Stratford Road). Designer Stephanie Lynton ( will show us some tablescaping and other holiday decorating tips. Please come!

Holiday Decorations Chair Needed

It’s getting to be that time of year! We need one or two wonderful people to coordinate the prep and distribution of our holiday street sign decorations next month. We have plenty of helpers signed up, so we promise this job will be easy! Please email if interested.

Home Tour Tickets Chair and Homes Still Needed

2020 Home Tour co-chairs Cathy Whatley and Carolyn Neiswender reported that 2-3 homes are still needed for the tour. Please let us know if you have suggestions on possible homes. Also, we still need a Tickets chairperson; please consider volunteering for this role, which involves ticket distribution to members and sales outlets in the spring. Email if you are willing to help.

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