Holiday Luncheon & Spark of Love Toy Drive

Virginia Country Club Wednesday, December 14th 2016 What a wonderful way to kick start the holiday season! Virginia County Club sparkled with festive trimmings and spectacular Christmas tree while a solo pianist greeted arriving guests with a rendition of carols. Reservations tipped a record 127 members and guests and the tables over flowed with a magnificent array of their donated gifts for the “Spark of Love” toy drive. It is always a pleasure to have special guests, Will Nash, Program Coordinator for the toy drive and Shirley Wild, Social Editor for the Press Telegram. Listed among the highlights was the arrival of the volunteer Fire Fighters from Station #11, who graciously come t

Holiday Fundraiser

Much fun and merriment was had by all, at our annual Garden Club Fundraiser held at the Standing Ovation Flower Gallery. It was a fabulous afternoon of shopping and visiting with friends while nibbling on delicious tea sandwiches and scrumptious treats! Thank you for all your time and support in making this event a great success and raising money to go towards our Naples Beautification Projects.

Edible Plants

Loretta Allison, an edible plant expert, fine gardening consultant and community educator, presented a program on useful and easy to grow medicinal herbs. She talked about how all herbs have some medicinal value. They strengthen our bodies and support our health. They have been used for millennia across cultures for healing. She gave us the list of her favorite herbs for the garden! TULSI - Ocimum Sanctum, also known as Holy Basil. Tulsi creates higher levels of ozone where it grows. It is called the “Queen of Herbs” and is highly revered. There are 3 main types; Rama (green), Krishna (purple), and Vana (wild). In general, Tulsi is used for purifying, detoxifying, as an anti-bacterial and

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