North Springs Home and Garden Club
The Garden Club partners with the North Springs Property Owners Association and shares the goal of creating a beautiful and connected neighborhood. All homeowners in North Springs are welcome to meetings. If you are interested in joining or want more information, please contact Marian Michael, 2023-24 President, at email@example.com.
Neighborhood organization open to all residents which promotes neighborliness, amateur gardening, area beautification, and home appeal.
6:30 pm Second Monday of each month (September – May) in member homes. Includes a guest speaker who is knowledgeable in their profession, a business meeting and social time. Meeting date, location and speaker topic are posted on the Calendar page and also on the bulletin boards located at each of the 3 entrances to the neighborhood.
If you are interested in hearing any particular speaker, all residents are welcome to attend. Speakers are always first on the meeting agenda.
We hold two annual plant sales to neighborhood residents: March (geraniums) and September (mums). Pine straw is sold during both of these fund raisers.
Also, we hold a spring Bake and Plant sale held on the same morning as the Neighborhood Yard Sale.
Income from sales are used to/for:
The North Springs Home & Garden Club collects and donates the following items.
Current Year Calendars – Donated to The Cooperative and Oliver Gospel Mission Ministries.
Toilet paper/paper towel rolls - Donated to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Can Tab Tops – donated to support the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. The rooms in these homes are used by parents that have children in the hospital and have come from out of town. The rooms do not cost the parents anything, although, if they have the means, they can donate supplies and/or money.
Toiletries and other wish list items – donated to the Women’s Shelter. Click here to see the current list.
Empty Pill Bottles - Donated to the animal shelter.
QUILTS OF VALOR
The mission of the Quilts of Valor (QOV)
Foundation is to cover Service Members and Vererans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
The North Springs Home and Garden Club presents Quilts of Valor to North Springs residents who are Service Members or Veterans.
What is a Quilt of Valor?
A Quilt of Valor® (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war. The Quilt says unequivocally, “Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation.”
To use the term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the quilt must be a specific size, must have a label with required information, it must be awarded (it is not a gift) and it must be recorded in the QOV database.
If you would like to nominate a resident to receive a quilt, please contact Tricia Jusino at 803-419-4400.
If you are interested in seeing a list of all NS recipients, please click here.
CURB APPEAL Award
Four times a year, April, June, October and December, two homes with exceptional exteriors, including landscaping, are honored with the "Curb Appeal" award. The winners receive a yard sign to display for 3 months, a framed certificate and B.B. Barnes gift cards from the North Springs Home & Garden Club.
The winners for Winter 2023 are:
Don and Jeanelle Swaney
217 Cold Branch
John and Betty Myers
512 Cold Branch
So spruce up your yard and you may be the next winner.
The Award Criteria is:
1) General Curb Appeal: landscaping is an “eye catcher”
2) Texture: plants with different shapes, leaves, trim, etc.
3) Color: Appealing and coordinating with each other, be it blooms, leaves, bark
4) Care: The turf is mowed, edged and the “beds” are mulched to create a pleasing landscape.
5) December Holiday decor is eye catching, neat and in good taste
6) Has not received the Curb Appeal Award in the last 2 years and is in good standing with NSPOA.