Leading the Way
Leading the Way
The Health and Wellness Community Service Program supported the Children’s Trust of South Carolina by planting a pinwheel garden on the lawn at the Lexington County Judicial Center. The national symbol of the happy, healthy childhoods that we want for all children, pinwheels are the most visible way to show support for child abuse prevention. The Lexington Woman's Club partnered with the Saxe Gotha Woman's Club on this project. Pinwheels were planted on Tuesday, April 6th, by women from both clubs and will remain on display through the end of the month. You will see them on Highway 6 across from Maiden Lane.
The Lexington Woman's Club has built upon their club's motto, "Work Today for a Better Tomorrow", since its inception in April 1958 and federation in May 1958. Under the leadership of her first President, Mrs. Nancy Wingard, the membership formulated their programs, purposes, and goals to reflect the General Federation of Women's Club objectives and guidelines.
Mrs. Vie Sandifer became the second President and continued addressing the needs of the small, rural community that bordered the state capital. With a great love of gardening, she initiated the "Yard of the Month" program under the Conservation Department in 1962. The purpose of this project was to feature the growing of botanicals in yards within a five mile radius from the Lexington Courthouse. The general public could view the yard's trees, shrubs, flowers, and garden features and note the growth habit, water needs, and sun exposures. The viewer could determine if the plant would be suitable in their landscape. The selected recipient was given a certificate of award and their name/address/features were printed in the local newspaper's community column.
These objectives remain intact today. Because of the popularity of this project, the project that has continued since 1962. Mrs. Sandifer continues to be a sustaining charter member of the club. The Environment Community Service Program now awards a Yard of the Season to deserving residents.
The Lexington Woman's Club "Yard of the Season" was presented
in April 2021 to Bill and Donna Jerman,
Their habitat yard was designed for color throughout the season with azaleas, assorted shrubs, encore azaleas, perennials, annuals to attract butterflies, hummingbirds
and other features to attract wildlife.
At the entrance of this relaxing backyard, the Jermans designed a special garden in memory of their daughter-in-law, Dana Corley. Just as we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, now we can see all the beautiful flowers blooming that remind us of His love. Dana's Garden keeps her spirit alive in the hearts of her family and friends.