At February’s program, members and guests enjoyed a presentation given by guest speaker Kim Dickie.
Kim’s talk was very interactive as questions on everything from oasis types & uses, how to prolong the life of
fresh flowers, watering, cutting, best flower choices, the use of themes and everyday containers.
Most important, Kim emphasized the art of arranging is to be enjoyed, that anyone can learn the tricks of trade.
Kim donated two beautiful fresh rose arrangements, won by Steve Elgersma and Marilyn Sutor.
     Attendees as always enjoyed friendship, refreshments and draws. DHS member John Wilson donated a beautifully
delicious basket of goodies, Angela  Latham  was the lucky winner of this free draw.
     Next program Thursday March 15th. Guest speaker Adam Chamberlin Project Manager Forestry for Haldimand County will  be joining DHS to discuss Haldimand’s tree canopy. Adam’s position was created a little over 7 months ago.
 An opportunity to hear and ask questions on whats been happening, plans moving forward as well as programs.
DHS member  Dan Mckay will follow, providing an overview of  DHS plans for the Thompson Creek Area
adjoining Centennial Park. Dan was involved with the original rehabilitation over twenty years ago when over 33 species of Carolinian trees and shrubs were planted along both sides of the creek, class two wetlands were restored and tall grass habit was planted.  DHS in partnership with Haldimand County  plan to commence Phase two, a continuation of the successful project that saw improvements made to Centennial Park last year.
     Program begins 7pm, doors open  6:30pm. at the Optimist hall in Dunnville. A free public program, everyone welcome.
     For information  visit or contact DHS Pres. Debbie Thomas  905 774 3064
picture taken by Deb Zynomirski
pictured guest speaker Kim Dickie demonstrating flower arranging do’s and don’ts

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