Anaconda Garden Club
President: Pat Darnell (563-0381)
Founded 50 years ago, the Anaconda Garden Club has become one of the most respected and active clubs in our community. Our 73 members participate in a variety of civic beautification projects as well as host various fundraising events each year to off set costs of our projects as well as to award two $1,000 scholarships to two high school graduates each year.
Rather than copper pouring out of these ladles as was the case years ago (above), beautiful marigolds provide a new look at the east entrance to Anaconda. For the holidays, the ladles are transformed into beautiful lighted wreaths made of fresh pine boughs with a lighted tree in the center.
During the summer months, we gather together for picnics at Washoe Park and Goergetown lake where we enjoy socializing and potluck luncheons while in the midst of nature's beauty.
The first Saturday of June is our annual plant sale where we sell plants from two local nurseries along with plants grown by our members. This event has become very popular with the community and is a great fund-raiser for the club.
After the completion of a new rest stop on the outskirts of Anaconda, several members decided to host a coffee/cookies table for weary travelers. Not only did the travelers appreciate our goodies but we had a great time talking to them and offering travel information as well. [pictured above]
Prior to the Holiday Show in November, we have a lot of fun making a variety of crafts, sewing items and Christmas gifts at weekly workshops. Between the sales of these items, baked goods and a luncheon, we generally average around $2,500 - 3,000 each year.
Although we have one of the shortest summers
in Montana, one can find beautiful gardens throughout
Anaconda such as this one grown by member
The community is very appreciative of the
Club members dedicated a Blue Star Memorial marker [pictured above] to all veterans at Kennedy Common on September 22, 2007.