Sunday, August 30, 2015

Crafty Ladies Visit K9 Warriors Facility

Mandarin Garden Club's Thursday Crafty Ladies toured the new K9 For Warriors facility last week.  The Crafty Ladies Group raised funds to help support this worthwhile organization and presented a check to them during the tour. Barbara Price, Joyce Datz, Sonia Jacobson, and all of the members of Crafty Ladies are to be commended for their efforts in supporting our veterans.

K9s for Warriors pairs rescue dogs with military veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress, brain injury, and military sexual trauma post 9/11. They provide in-house programs to qualified veterans with professional canine trainers and dogs that will become a service dog for an American hero. This approach helps each veteran to recover and return to civilian life with independence and dignity. There is no cost to the veterans for this program.

The Thursday Crafty Ladies went out to lunch together after the tour and had a fun day together.

Bonsai Artist - Joe Day

North Florida Bonsai Club along with the Mandarin Garden Club will be hosting a Bonsai workshop on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.  We are privileged to be hosting a nationally recognized bonsai artist - Mr. Joe Day.  He’s been working with bonsai for 30 years, and resides near Mobile, Alabama. Some of Joe’s expertise includes large trident maples, slab plantings, and some of his slabs are featured at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.

He will be moderating a bring your own tree workshop for our club members.  The Mandarin Garden Club members and the public are invited to come as observers at no charge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mandarin Food Bank needs our help!

Mandarin Food Bank is one of the charities supported by Mandarin Garden Club. They need our help with a contest they are in. Please go to and vote once a day on each of your devices (phone,computer, iPad, etc.) to help the food bank win $10,000 for first place. Last year the food bank came in second and won $5000. $10,000 will feed a lot of people so join the garden club in supporting Mandarin Food Bank. Thanks for your help!

Betty Waldrep