Question:   What went on within EAGC during December, 2015?

Answer:      Lots!!

Arts & Crafts, Make it and Take it!  12/3 /2015

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Holiday Design Class  12/09/2015

Eleven members and one guest kicked off the holiday designing Christmas centerpieces using a variety of freshly cut greens and natural materials harvested from our landscapes.  Pine, arborvitae, juniper, boxwood, spruce, holly and berries were used along with flowers, twigs, pine cones, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks.  We enjoyed light snacks, fellowship, and the friendly guidance and advice we shared as we worked together.  The finished arrangements were creative, diverse, festive and guaranteed to go the distance over the holiday.  Thanks to all who participated, supplied materials from their gardens and helped with cleanup.     -Ann Hohenberger

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Betsy Vershay’s Yankee Swap  – A Promise Tree Event 12/11/15

Seventeen members gathered for an afternoon of laughter and treats while supporting EAGC through the attendance “fee”.  No present was required to attend, but we all left with unique gifts, all hand-picked and collected by Betsy during  2015.

Betsy served delicious treats and beverages and each member took home a bulb for indoor forcing as well as their  “interesting” swap gift.

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Hostess and Swapper Extraordinaire with Lucky Guests

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This is a good one – better hide it from Mel!

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow:

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Even a picture can not describe this crochet and lace, toilet seat-Santa – definitely a conversation piece!

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Lee found the perfect gift for the men in her life-see below:



Halcyon is delighted with her gift.


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Jill covets this pretty glass vase.

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Jann loses half her head over these goblets!

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Looks like Jill lost her Vase.


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Susan is adding to her global Santa collection.


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Jill ends up with a box of paper toilet covers – happy sitting!


Holiday Luncheon, 12/17/15, Wentworth Country Club, Newcastle

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The luxury bus will depart from the Stratham Municipal Center at 9:00am. We will cruise down to the city and disembark the bus around 10:30am at Seaport World Trade Center. You will be free to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the flower show until the bus departure at 3:30pm, arriving back in NH approximately at 4:30pm. In additional to 20 vibrant garden displays and 250 booths, this day also features free lectures and demos. Check out their website for more details:

COST $16 per person

Trip includes luxury bus transportation to Seaport World Trade Center, Boston and ticket to the “Nurtured by Nature” 2016 Boston Flower & Garden Show. Lunch is NOT included but the venue offers multiple concessions on the expo floor or nearby restaurants.


Register at the Municipal Center, Parks and Recreation Office.   Payment (cash/check) is due at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Town of Stratham”.

Registration deadline is March 2nd.


Name    Address Phone # Emergency Contact #


Town of Stratham, Municipal Center ~ 10 Bunker Hill Avenue Stratham, NH 03885

~ 603.772.7450 Ext 250


November Happenings

What went on within EAGC in November, 2015?

General Meeting 11/19/2015

 Congratulations, Carol.

At our November general meeting, Carol Chambers was presented with Volunteer of the Year Award by Pati Frew-Waters, Director of Seacoast Family Promise, a local non-profit organization , incorporated in 2003,  to support families experiencing homelessness and living in poverty to find stable housing and regain and maintain their self-sufficiency.  The 501(c) (3) nonprofit relies on a unique model, pioneered nationally by Family Promise and successful in 41 states.

Initially EAGC became involved with Seacoast Family Promise through our 2013 Mini-Grant program, and with the help of another member, Patti Elwell, their garden flourished.  In 2014 Carol joined EAGC and began working as a Volunteer at the Family Promise Gardens.  She continued her work there in 2015, not only planting and helping maintain the gardens, but working with the families  who came to value her presence.  We are proud that she is a member of our club.

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Winter Growing Indoor Plants” by Art Scarpa

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 Decorating Historical Society November 30. 2015 for the Holidays

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October Happenings

What went on within the EAGC during October?

General Meeting 10/16/2015

Award Winners

Residential:  Kate and Darius Thompson, 15 Drinkwater Rd., Exeter
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           “The Language of Flowers” by Elizabeth Murphy of Exeter Flower Shop

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 Design Workshop 10/21/15

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 Susan Canada’s Promise Tree Luncheon 10/22/15

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