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Member Day set for July 21 Page 9

Teen Volunteers Make the Difference Page 4

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Celebrates Anniversary Page 7

The Gardens Celebrates   Year of Alabama Food with Film Series Page 8


Antiques at The Gardens:

Arts, Jewelry and Antiques is Reinvigorated for Seventh Year IBERIABANK proudly presents the seventh annual Antiques at The Gardens: Arts, Jewelry and Antiques at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, October 4 – 7, 2012. This year, Birmingham’s premiere antiques show will feature renowned tastemakers and dealers from across the country. Twelve architects, interior designers and landscape designers will curate themed areas such as “Beach House,” “The Library,” “Jewel Box,” “Let There Be Light,” “Mirror Mirror on the Wall” and “Secret Gardens” with goods selected from Birmingham and other regions of the country. The show will continue to include dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry. Tastemakers will join national dealers including: John Dennison Fine Art from North Myrtle Beach, SC, Thomas M. Fortner Antiques from Memphis, TN, Joseph M. Hayes from Columbus, OH, McDounough Fine Art from Atlanta, GA, Edwin C. Skinner Antiques from Fairhope, AL and Whitehall Antiques from Chapel Hill, NC. The Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday, October 4 – an exclusive, black-tie event offering an opportunity for guests to shop in a cocktail environment before the sale opens to the public on Friday. This year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature renowned chef Alex Hitz on Friday, October 5. An Atlanta native, Hitz regularly hosts elegant, Southernthemed dinner parties in his Los Angeles kitchen that have welcomed guests like former First Lady Nancy Reagan and Heiress Betsy Bloomingdale. His food line, “The Beverly Hills Kitchen,” is available exclusively through Home Shopping Network and he will be releasing a new cookbook this Fall. Hitz will be signing copies of his cookbook following the lecture, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Antiques at The Gardens Schedule Public Show Hours Friday, October 5 | 10 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 6 | 10 – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 7 | 1 – 5 p.m. Tickets: $10

Special Events

Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens Thursday, October 4, 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets: $150*

Red Diamond Lecture Series Alex Hitz Friday, October 7 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $30*

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IBERIABANK proudly presents

*Price includes show admission Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $1.8 million for The Gardens. For more information visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques.

Be one of the first to see what our tastemakers select for their themed areas! Mary Evelyn McKee Pied à Terre Bill Ingram Weekend Getaway Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston The Rainbow Room

Karen Luce & Cathy Harvey The Gallery Troy Rhone Secret Garden Kitty White The Art of Paint

Tammy Connor Let There Be Light

Lesley McRae The Library

Liz Woods Beach House

Alison Gorrie & D.A. Tynes Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Cameron Crowe Jewel Box

Ware Porter Home in the Hamptons

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V o lu n t e e r s Summer Teen Counselor Program 2012: Enriching Children, Inspiring Leadership Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

Upon returning to school, I remember the quintessential question that was always asked… “What did you do over summer vacation?” For many teens of the millennial generation, this has a very different meaning in 2012. The youth of today have a strong desire to be engaged with their local community. Teen volunteers often seek opportunities with local NonGovernment Organizations (NGOs) that foster critical social networks with other teens and adults. In addition, teen volunteers actively seek venues that enhance vital communication and leadership skills which colleges, universities, and employers look for on applications.

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The Gardens Summer Teen Counselor Program plays a central role in supporting our Children’s Summer Camps held from May 29-July 27. The role of each counselor is to assist the camp instructor, as well as help oversee campers and engage the children in activities during camp hours. With all that encompasses a day camp routine which is quite a lot - camp counselors must be mature,

responsible, and able to work effectively with campers and other teen counselors. The Gardens’ Summer Teen Counselors (STCs) are trained to be sensitive to the needs of all campers. STCs learn to read verbal and nonverbal signals of young campers to effectively assist their needs or requests. The teens who work with our Children’s Summer Camps are developing their own sense of autonomy and confidence through their volunteer experience. They want to make a difference and lead others toward the future they envision. If you see one of our wonderful STC volunteers this summer, please thank them for a job well done! One day these young men and women will be our leaders, and we hope The Gardens will have contributed to their success. To learn more about the Summer Teen Counselor program visit www.bbgardens.org/volunteer or contact Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele at 205.414.3962 or tsteele@bbgardens.org.


Jason Kirby, Library Assistant & Archivist

Felder Rushing Author of Slow Gardening in Alabama Believing that too many would-be gardeners are intimidated by a crush of how-to experts (“We are daunted, not dumb,” he says), Felder uses an offbeat, down home approach rife with humorous anecdotes, garden-irreverent metaphors, zany observations, and stunning photography and to help gardeners get past the “stinkin’ rules” of horticulture.

September 9, 2 p.m. Linn-Henley Lecture Hall Tickets: $15 Registration Required: www.bbgardens.org/classes or 205.414.3958 Book Signing to follow lecture Books available for purchase at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop

The Gardens introduces a newly merged collection that will complement The Archives and Rare Book Room, offering visitors an opportunity to relive its past with award winners spanning a 50-year history. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Awards and Trophy Collection is our personal trophy case – a collection of trophies, plates, trays, cups and bowls presented in recognition of The Gardens’ achievements. With some pieces dating to the 1940’s, these awards were given to various garden clubs and the Botanical Society. After careful restoration, these pieces are ready to shine as they are on permanent display in the Ireland Room of the Garden Center.

Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during July and August for the exhibit:

Lower Plants Need Love Too: Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts

L i b r a r y S e rv i c e s

Ready to shine with careful preservation

Artist Display July/August Photographer Madelyn Carr Bonnett Opening Reception July 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thyme to Read Book Group July 10: Silence of the Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury August 7: Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a new, fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services, Hope Long, at 205.414.3931 or hlong@bbgardens.org for more information or to get involved.

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Celebrates

One Year Anniversary John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator

When Birmingham Botanical Gardens launched the Certificate in Native Plant Studies (CNPS) program one year ago, no one realized what a resounding success it would be. From its birth, classes filled to capacity, necessitating additional classes. To date, 471 spaces have been filled in CNPS classes and field trips by 147 individuals. Those participants have additionally completed 314 volunteer hours. Participants are allowed up to three years to complete the program, however, 13 individuals already qualify for certification. With important and paradigmchanging publications appearing, such as Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home, it has become apparent that native plants hold an essential place in our landscapes – both cultivated and natural. This unique program has distinguished itself: •

By offering the opportunity to attend one class or all which are required for certification. The Gardens has devised a way for those becoming certified to remain certified by participating in a minimal number of classes annually. By offering expertise from instructors in their respective fields and many are (or were) college professors. This caliber of instructors brings with it,

in addition to a wealth of pertinent knowledge, a solid understanding of best educational methods. •

By giving attention to details in communications with participants, as well as the logistics of program events.

We eagerly look forward to refining and expanding this program over the next few years. It has become an integral component of The Gardens’ longstanding mission to educate, and further the study and conservation of our southeast native flora. Learn more about the program www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies.

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities

Registration and further information about the program, including course descriptions and certificate requirements can be found at www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies or call 205.414.3958.

Native Ferns & Their Relatives (elective)

Understanding Botanical Names (elective)

Introduction to the of Study Native Plants (core) Instructor: John Manion Saturday, September 29 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Young Tree Care

Native Plants of Glades & Rock Outcrops

The Quarry at Ruffner Mountain (field trip) Field trip leaders: Michelle Reynolds and Arnie Rutkis Saturday, October 13 | 1-5 p.m. Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

Native Plants & Birds (elective)

Mature Tree Care (elective) Instructor: Henry Hughes Saturday, November 3 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Dan Jones Saturday, July 14 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Henry Hughes Friday, July 27 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Alabama Butterflies & Native Plants (elective) Instructor: Sara Bright and Paulette Ogard Friday, August 17 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, August 25, 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

(elective) Instuctors: Michelle Reynolds and Arnie Rutkis Saturday, September 15 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

Instructor: Greg Harber Saturday, September 22 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

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As we celebrate The Year of Alabama Food, Birmingham Botanical Gardens welcomes a documentary series all about food: the good, the bad and the ugly. All of the movies are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. All of the films will take place in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall in the Garden Center and will begin promptly at 2 p.m. After several of the films we will have community conversations led by experts who will address questions.

July 8 | 2 p.m.

L e a F & P e ta L

Dive

July 15 | 2 p.m.

Queen of the Sun June 24 | 2 p.m.

July 8 | 2 p.m.

July 15 | 2 p.m.

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Weight of the Nation

July 22 | 2 p.m.

Sponsored by

Farmageddon July 29 | 2 p.m.

Urban Roots August 12 | 2 p.m. July 22 | 2 p.m.

July 29 | 2 p.m.

August 12 | 2 p.m.

August 19 | 2 p.m.

Queen of the Sun

Farmageddon

Urban Roots

Dirt! The Movie

Dirt! The Movie August 19 | 2 p.m.

For more information about the films visit www.bbgardens.org/filmseries.

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Join us for the re-energized 2012

For more information visit www.bbgardens.org/filmseries.

Come enjoy Birmingham’s most beautiful

happy hour at The Gardens featuring great music

August 9 | September 13 | October 11 Tickets are $5* for non-members and Free for members. All proceeds support The Gardens education mission. ced be announ Bands will ly 1 on Ju age. Facebook p r u o on

Full Cash Bar & Tasting Menu provided by The Gardens Café by Kathy G. (open until 9:30 p.m. each night of the event)! August 9 will feature White Pear Rosemary Sangria and a Latin tapas menu. Visit www.bbgardens.org/cocktails for more information

*$5 ticket price provides entrance to the event and live entertainment; drinks and food are additional.

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J unior B oard

Junior Board Classes & Events From the Garden to the Grill presented by The Gardens’ Junior Board Instructor: Chef Angela Schmidt, owner of Chef U Saturday, August 11 | 5 - 7 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Arrington Plant Adventure Zone $20 Before August 1 | $25 After August 1

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Run the great trails of The Gardens and support the #1 Free Attraction in Alabama

Lori Sours, television food personality and co-creator of the authentic Salsa Señorita line of fresh salsas, led a class in the preparation of fresh, authentic salsa and guacamole at The Gardens on Thursday, May 3. Participants also learned how to create Salsa Senorita’s signature south of the border beverage. It was a great night at The Gardens! Special thanks to Lori Sours, Melanie McCraney and Junior Board Education Chair Angie Hartman.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 5k Fun Run - 8 a.m. 1-mile Family Walk - 9 a.m. Registration Fees: 5k Fun Run entries received by October 17 - $20.00 5k Fun Run entries Race Day - $30.00 1-mile Family Walk fee - $20.00 Online Registration: www.bbgardens.org/funrun

More photos of this class and others can be found at blog.bbgardens.org.

Advisor Level

Patron Level

Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Pursell

Brasfield and Gorrie Mr. and Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. and Mrs. J.S.M French Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker and Margaret Agee Fund Mr. and Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Stockham Mr. and Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II

Benefactor Level As of June 1, 2012

Chairman Level Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. John Israel Louise D. Johnson

Director Level

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the Gardens

Mrs. Claire H. Fairley

Angelo and Ann Bruno Foundation Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. and Mrs. Derrill Crowe Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Royal Cup, Inc. Southern Progress Corporation Stephens Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stukes


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3 .1 . 1 2 - 4 . 3 0. 12 Kris Blevons Snippers Garden Club

John Manion Alabama Master Gardeners Association Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Edgewood Garden Club Home Garden Club

Mike Rushing Barkley Square Garden Club Mrs. Kathryn MacLeod

Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Alabama Master Gardeners Association Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Le Jardin Club PEO Chapter B

Arman Sultan Dr. Bisakha Sen

Sharrie Viars Forest Park Garden Club

Kevin Webb The Canterbury Club

Joe Calvin

Sara A. Jones

Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Alabama Master Gardeners Association Mr. Jason Burnett Ms. Shannon Satterwhite Ms. Annette Thompson Ms. Dianne Young

Joe Ethridge Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

Winter F. Gilmore Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mary and Chris Burch Susan and Allen Clark Elizabeth and Eric Higgins Mr. and Mrs. William Liddon Nall-Whatley Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jack Noble, Jr. Margaret and James Owens Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan Ms. Laura Wells

William Bradford Kidd

Jo Ann Greer

Betty K. Poellnitz

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Mrs. Hall W. Thompson

Camilla R. Livingston Jett Hawk

Tom McWilliams Mr. and Mrs. Gene McWilliams

Betty R. Montgomery The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Mrs. Hall W. Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Phillips

John G. Hankins

G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s

memorials honors honors memorials

Claudia F. Stone

Mrs. Karen Chapman

Mr. and Mrs. H. Paul Wilson

Mayo Holloway

Mary Frances Wallace

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Howard J. Helzberg

Ms. Cheryl Sandlin

Mary Wendorf

Sarah G. Israel

Paula and Mike Rushing

Mr. and Mrs. John Israel

Kay S. Wynne

Bill Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Newton

Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

gifts to The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens M a r c h - M a y 2012

Trussville Garden Club

– in honor of Fletcher Harvey

Village Garden Club

– in honor of Jason Kirby

Holly Oak Garden Club

Claire Datnow

Samuel E. McFadden Jr.

Floradora Garden Club

Holly Goettge

Jan Midgley

Jean Dickerson

Jams R. Lowery

Louise Wrinkle

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Ms. Molly Trueb Ms. Fannie Turner Marsha Vickers Judy & Ralph Wackenhut Ms. Marilyn Waggoner Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth Wagnon, Jr. Mrs. Mendy Walden Mr. Jim Waligora Mrs. Ann Walthall Ms. Emma Wang Mr. & Mrs. William T. Warren Ms. Carol G. Washington Dr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Watkins Ms. Diann Weatherly Mr. Terry & JoAnn Weber Ms. Adrian Westfall Ms. Sue C. White Mr. & Mrs. Drew Whitmire Mr. John Whitson Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Widner Herb & Carol Wilbanks Mr. & Mrs. John M. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Harold Williams Mr. & Mrs. David T. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. Wilson Mrs. Rebecca Wingett Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Withrow Johnny Wood Sally & Timothy Woolley Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Worthen Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yoder Mrs. Dawn York Leigh Ann & Bert Young Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood

TRILLIUM- $45 Amy E. Adkins Ardis Albany Mrs. Betsy Allison Ms. Karen Anderson Mr. J.R. Andrews Ms. Margie Argo Dr. Debra Atchison Ms. Suzanne Austin Ms. Brenda Austin

Ms. Theresa Harrison Ms. Jeremy B. Hayden Ms. Mary L. Hendricks Mr. & Mrs. Craig Higgins Ms. Joan Hilner Mr. Claude Holland Mrs. Peggy Holmes Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell Ms. Cindy Huesman Mr. Peter Humphries Ms. Aileen S. Hunt Ms. Dolores Hydock Mr. & Mrs. Richard Igou Dr. Phillips Jones Mr. & Mrs. Dan W. Jones Dan Josephs Mr. Raymond Jourdan Barbara Joyce Mr. & Mrs. J. Terrence Joyce Ms. Olean Kenny Dr. Walter Little Mrs. Pat Lofty Mr. Elliot J. Lowe Mrs. Jobie Lynch Mrs. Kathryn MacLeod Mary Marcoux Reginald Mason Mrs. Luverne Mattil Mrs. Kay B. McCarty Mrs. Dorothy H. McClurg Mr. & Mrs. Philip I. McGrath Miss Virginia McLean Dr. Edith S. McMillan Ms. Carol Megginson Ms. Sandra Melof Mrs. E.J. Meriwether Ms. Frieda Swift Murfee Mrs. Martha Norville Ms. Brenda Oakley Rhonda Odom Ms. Cheryl L. Olivier Mrs. Patsy Pace Mrs. Marjorie C. Paden Ms. Sue W. Patrick Ms. Martha Pezrow Mrs. Jane Cobb Pickering Ms. Cynthia Pinger

Ms. Robbie Bagby Ms. Vicki L. Bailey Ms. Caroline Bates Mrs. Michele Baum Ms. Nancy Benson Suzanne Bergman Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bowman Mrs. Mary S. Bowman Ms. Debbie Breaux Mrs. Celeste Brewer Mrs. Sharon L. Bromberg Vivian A. Bryson Easterling Mrs. Cathy Canant Mr. & Mrs. G. Edward Cassady, III Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Chastain Mrs. Dorothy Clark Mrs. Judith M. Cloe Mrs. Mary F. Cofield Ms. Patricia Comer & Mr. Kent Upshaw Ms. Rita Constantine Mr. & Mrs. Belton Cooper Ms. Maureen Crow Ms. Carol J. Dashiff Mrs. Sandra S. Dean Ms. Linda DeMarco Ms. Dorothy Dillard Mr. Tom Douglass Mrs. Linda Drake Diane Dudney Mr. W.B. Dumas Mrs. Marjory E. Dunn Mrs. William F. Edmonds Ms. Joanne Englebert Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. Farris Ms. Anita Franklin Ms. Rita Freeman Judy Gardner Dorothy Gerr Mrs. Michael Gilliam Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Glaub Mr. Leon Godchaux Mrs. Eve Graham Ms. Gaines Grelier Ms. Rebecca R. Griffith Dr. Ward Haarbauer Mrs. Reynolds Harper

donors donors

Mrs. Judy Pinson Ms. Theresa Pinto Mrs. Michael H. Poe Ms. Rebecca N. Posey Mr. Michael F. Raczynski Dr. Linda Reed Mr. & Mrs. Alan Register Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reich Mr. Clayton Richard Mrs. Judith Rives Mr. & Mrs. James A. Robertson Ms. Marie Robertson Mrs. Frances B. Robinson Ms. Nancy Roepke Ms. Gloria M. Roque Ms Jessica Roskin Ms. Kit Samford Ms. Mary Samuels Ms. Linda Sanders Mrs. Carolyn Sankey Mr. John Schoppert, Jr. Mrs. Angela R. Scott Dr. Gloria Sellman Ms. Dale Sherer Mrs. Anne Shiller Mrs. Betty Shipman Ms. Dorothy Smitherman Mrs. Donna Speegle Mr. David Stewart Louella L. Stinson Ron D. Thrasher & Lisa F. Gardner Mrs. Helen V. Titus Charlotte Todd Mrs. Laura Van Pelt Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Vardaman Ms. Cynthia V. Walters Mrs. Betty C. Welden June Wheelock Ms. Patricia White Ms. Elizabeth Whitt Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Wiygul Mrs. Suzanne H. Woodall Ms. Mary Worthington Ms. Eleanor F. Wright Ms. Carolyn R. Wynn Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Yardley Ms. Charlotte C. Zarzaur

G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s

Ms. Phyllis Rickart Ms. Mary Roebuck Mr. & Mrs. Ludolf H. Roell Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rogers Mrs. Sara M. Roseman Mrs. Martha A. Ross Ms. Kathy Rowe Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Russell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Buford Salmon Barbara & Joe Sandner Mrs. Eugenia Schanbacher Mr. & Mrs. Jim Scott Ms Karen Scott Ms. Tammy Searcy Katherine & John Sechrist Mrs. Joselyn Sharp Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sherrill Mr. & Mrs. Perry G. Shuttlesworth Toby & Bert Siegel Ms. Wendy Simmons Ms. Joyce Slawiak Ms. Donna Slovensky Mrs. Catherine P. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Smith Mr. William E. Smith III Chuck & Ruth Snow Mrs. Clifford M. Spencer Ms. Wendy P. Spratley Miss Anne Lanier Stanfield Dr. Shirley Steele Mr. Bart Stephens Dr. Rena Stewart Ms. Mary S. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Still Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard Laura Stonecipher Dr. J. Michael Straughn Mrs. Amanda Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sulzby, III Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Summerford Mr. & Mrs. Scott Taylor Mr. & Mrs. William L. Thuston Ms. Katherine Tipton

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Altec Industries, Inc Balch & Bingham LLP Boatright Companies Camellia Garden Club Diamond Tours, Inc. Energen Corporation Hess Foundation, Inc.

Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Melissa W. Clark & B. Hanson Slaughter Family Foundation Myosotis Garden Club Protective Life Corporation Stoney Ridge Garden Club The Linn-Henley Charitable Trust

Wildflowers Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alosi Anonymous Ms. Carmen M. Austin Ms. Kay Blount Ms. Patricia Colmenares Miss Diana Cox

Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Mr. Logan Hinkle Mr. Mark Hubbard Mr. & Mrs. John Israel Ms. Johnaca E. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kilpatrick Mrs. Luverne Mattil

Mr. Harold Peterson Estate of Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker Ms. Suzanne Respess Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Rostand Ms. Dale Sherer Ms. Annette Thompson Ms. Dianne Young

Junior Board Salsa de Mayo Class on May 3. What a success! See page 10.

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