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Flower show to mark Cumberland's 175th anniversary

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The Lebanon Year Round Garden Club's Standard Flower Show is set for Thursday, May 18, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Winstead Paine Bone House, located at 516 West Spring Street. The theme for this year's show is "Cumberland University's 175th Anniversary: A Time to Celebrate."

The show will chronicle significant milestones in the university's history, reflecting five distinct eras of Cumberland University beginning with the school's founding and ending with the time of unrest from 1951 until 1956 when the university became Cumberland College. The garden club's involvement with CU dates back to nearly that era.

"Fifty years ago this spring, the Year Round Garden Club spearheaded the planting of 51 trees on the Cumberland campus by 51 community organizations. We are proud to have continued supporting the landscaping of this wonderful institution throughout the years," said Kathy Adams, club president.

Members of the Year Round Garden Club will showcase their floral designs as well as horticultural specimens they have grown. The 24 members are: Adams, Dottie Allen, Joyce Badger, Jean Ellen Baker, Joey Jane Bradshaw, Aileen Foutch, Doris Gorman, Nancy Hamby, Joyce Harris, Bettie Hill, Debbie Hill, Harriett Hodges, Barbara Howell, Lynna Jackman, Judy Lea, Marjorie Lloyd, Janet McCluskey, Alexa Moscardelli, Jenni Moscardelli, Emily Peyton, Betsy Sellars, Theresa Stanford, Judy Sullivan and Caroline Walker. The four associate members are Martha Bradshaw, Mary Ann Denney, Mildred Gaston and Anne Byrne Roberts.

Club members will be eligible for the following awards for the Standard Flowers Show 2017: Design Excellence, Designer's Choice, the Year Round Garden Club Award, Horticultural Excellence, Grower's Choice, Award of Merit, Arboreal Award and Educational Top Exhibitor.

The flower show is free and open to the public.

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