The New Albany Garden Club enjoyed an afternoon honoring city workers during their November meeting. Garden club members organized a reception at the Community Center for department heads Bill Mattox of New Albany Light, Gas, & Water, Johnny Peyton of Streets and Sanitation, Johnny Epting of Parks and Recreation, and Mayor Tim Kent of City Hall along with their staff. The afternoon included box meals prepared by Nichols Deli, a beautiful Giving Thanks floral arrangement from Angie Staten, and lots of handshakes and hugs expressing thanks to the invaluable work that city employees do throughout the year. BNA Bank was a sponsor for the reception and Baptist Hospital donated insulated cups for each employee.
During the meeting following the reception, Billye Jean Stroud, New Albany Garden Club President, welcomed new members Leslie Sumners and Margaret Maxwell. Members elected Lynn Collins Swigard, discussed youth contest deadlines, and finalized plans for making Christmas swags with Young Gardeners at New Albany Middle School in preparation for their December visit to Dogwood Assisted Living.