Catching the luck of the Irish

Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club finally coming back to life

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Mary Garrett, with the Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club, decorates the Surrey Hills addition entrance on the corner of Northwest Expressway and Surrey Hills Boulevard. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

By Carol Mowdy Bond
Contributing Writer

Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club members decorated the Surrey Hills entrance sign, located on the corner of Northwest Expressway and Surrey Hills Boulevard. And the club is hoping to become active for the first time since the pandemic.

Mary and Jim Garrett usually keep the entrance holiday ready. And for Saint Patrick’s Day, Jim cut out the wood pieces for the clover leaves and hat, and Mary painted them.

Starting last spring, the pandemic shut down all of the club’s plans. But the home and garden club hopes to start meeting and working on projects again. Their plan is to have their first meeting sometime in April. And they hope new members will join.

Mary Garrett said, “We’re only going to meet during warm weather months, so we can meet outside. This first meeting will probably be held in my backyard.”

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The club members keep the entrance to Surrey Hills looking spiffy with flowers and shrubs, and weed control. But Garrett stressed the club is not just about gardening. It’s also about homes. “We have a program and a speaker each time we meet. And we have programs for non-gardeners,” Garrett said.

The club has the Surrey Hills entrance looking cheerful, in honor of Saint Patrick who is the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The cultural and religious celebration is always held on March 17, the day of Saint Patrick’s death. He died around 460 A.D.

To connect with the Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club, contact Mary Garrett at (405) 373-2906. You may also follow the club on their Facebook page Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club, and the Facebook pages for Surrey Hills Neighbors.