Knox County Clubs News




Knox County Officers, Club Presidents, and Club Representatives met Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28, at the Floral Valley to install new officers and discuss business and events for the coming year.

New Officers were installed by Past Regional Director, Reba Borchers.

JoAnn Graham, of New Shoots Garden Club is the new County President.

Audrey Spearman remains to offer her expertise as our new Vice-President.

Mary Scott is continuing her fine job as Secretary/Treasurer.

County Advisor, Debbie Hulrbert-Minard was absent for the ceremony.

Officers were presented with a floral token taken from the color theme of the Installation Ceremony.

After the installation, JoAnn presented Audrey, our outgoing President, with a gift and the many THANKS! of the members of the Knox County Clubs.


The Knox County Dan Emmett Flower Show was a great success this year.   The theme of the show was Knox County Parks and featured references to the variety of parks across the county.

Both the Artistic Classes and the Horticulture were well represented.   I have an album on Shutterfly I will add the link later

The show was held at the Living Center in Mt Vernon, OH and there were a couple of special classes for the residents only.   Be sure and see the beautiful plaques they created with materials found in and around the woods.   The Best of Show plaque shown below is the work of resident Martha Robey.


In addition, the houseplants class for the residents was filled with many beautiful plants.  Martha Robey also won a Blue Ribbon in the Houseplants Section with her burro’s tail.


Show Chairman Audrey Spearman (below) entered a prize winning entry featuring Treasured Wood.   She won the ‘Most Creative’ Award in addition to her blue ribbon in this class..


JoAnn Graham made an impression with her beautiful design to represent the Hellbender Preserve.   It was Best of Show in Section D which was open to Judges, Professionals and everyone.   This picture is on the Home page.

She also won the ‘Judge’s Choice” award, with a beautiful mass arrangement featuring pinks to burgandy hues.     This award was open to any arrangement, not necessarily the ones who won a first place.   Truly what the Judge Likes.

Judge Marion Moeckel and JoAnn Graham in front of her Judges Choice Entry.

Judge Marion Moeckel and JoAnn Graham in front of her Judges Choice Entry.

We also  had several beautiful Jr. entries.  The beautiful entry below was created by Cally Carpenter of the Rosebuds Jr. Garden Club.    This club is led by JoAnn Graham and Mary Scott.    There were several entries from members of this club and were a welcome addition to the flower show.

Best of Show Junior = Dan Emmett Show 2017

Best of Show Junior = Dan Emmett Show 2017

Knox County is truly blessed to have a volunteer who gives freely of her time and talents in Mary Scott.   She does the Class Tags and all the Signage for the Knox County Show in her beautiful Calligraphy.   Her Section Tags were so clever this year  I feel they need to be featured as well.   Below are the tags for the Adult Artistic Sections.   Aren’t they both beautifully executed and cleverly decorated.


Many Thanks to Mary for her work!

Many Thanks to all who worked to make this lovely show such a success.


2017 Knox County DAN EMMETT Flower Show Schedule



2017 Knox County Fair Flower Show Schedule

Schedule: KnoxCounty2017 Fair


2017 Knox County Spring Meeting

Come join us on April 17 – Apple Valley Clubhouse  -   Gather at 4:30 to place centerpieces, to donate items or shop at the county sales table.    Potluck Dinner at 5:00 (bring food to share, your own plates and tableware).  Program by Noelle Jordan, new Director of the Brown Family Environmental Center.  Each club provide a $5 door prize.  – Please call or email Audrey Spearman – 740 397-1962 or  .


2016 Knox County Spring Meeting

Come join us for this special Meeting  –   RSVP Please.

Myrna Cordray will be joining us for a delightful afternoon to evening meeting.   She will demonstrate 10 design in the new styles that will remain on display throughout the meeting.   She will create one arrangement to be auctioned off to the highest bidder so don’t miss the excitement.    A pot luck will come after the program with a business meeting to finish up the meeting.

Spring Meeting Announcement:  KC GC Spring Flyer 2016


2014 Knox County Spring Meeting

Members of the Knox County Association of Garden Clubs met for their annual meeting and potluck dinner on April 29, 2014.  After a delicious meal, President Audrey Spearman conducted the business meeting.  Several upcoming events were announced. 

Region 7 Gardeners’ Day Out will be July 11 in the Wooster area.  Daylily gardens, OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, and several garden centers will be toured.  

Ohio Association of Garden Clubs State Convention will be August 18-20 at Mohican State Park.  

The 4th annual Knox County Barn Tour will be September 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Joy Sprang judged the flower show and gave the results.  Blue ribbon winners were Cheryl Feasel, Mary Scott, Marjorie Winkle and Trish Rankin.  Trish also won Best of Show. 

Classes and winners were:

1.  Spring In My garden – a centerpiece design of spring flowers and foliage from the garden.

1.  Cheryl Feasel   2.  Mary Scott  3.  Jon Minard

2.  Spring Along The Lake or River – a centerpiece design featuring water.

1.  Mary Scott   2.  Debbie Hurlbert   3.  Barbara Bentz

3.  Spring In Knox County – a centerpiece design of your own interpretation   – include interpretation card.

1.Marjorie Winkle  2. Audrey Spearman  3. Trish Rankin

4.  Spring Is Blooming Everywhere – a centerpiece design featuring spring flowering branches and/or spring flowers and/or foliage.

1. Trish Rankin  2.  Audrey Spearman  3.  Marjorie Winkle

The speaker for the evening was Sabrina Schirtzinger, OSU Extension Agent.  Sabrina has a degree in Agricultural Education and is responsible for educating the public about livestock and natural resources.  She is the resource person for the Farmers’ Market and is the coordinator for the Master Gardener program. 

Sabrina talked about “Going Vertical” in gardening, both for space saving and visual appeal.  Many of her ideas stressed recycling and companion planting.  She had pictures of rain boots and purses hung on fences, decorated bowling balls, mini greenhouses, tires, shower caddies, hanging shoe holders, gutter gardens and pallet gardens.  Many of these ideas combined flowers and vegetables.

Door prizes were distributed and the pleasant and informative meeting was adjourned.

 Here are some pics.


Trish Rankin - Best of Show

Trish Rankin – Best of Show


Welcome -  Left to Right Audrey Spearman, Reba Borchers, Anne Meldrum

Welcome – Left to Right
Audrey Spearman, Reba Borchers, Anne Meldrum

Pam Butler - Flower Show Entry

Pam Butler – Flower Show Entry

Sales Table Attracts

Sales Table Attracts



Mary Scott Reports

Mary Scott Reports

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Gifts

Beautiful Gifts



The Apple Valley Garden Club invites you to its GUEST NIGHT,
October 9th, 2013, at the Floral Valley Community Center. The
program will be presented by Jon Minard, Knox County’s official
“Eagle Watcher” on the topic of “The Bald Eagles of Knox County.”

Since the mid 90’s, Jon has been observing and documenting
Knox County Bald Eagles, their numbers, their nests and the
number of surviving offspring. He knows the location of every nest
in the County plus a few outside the County.

Jon will have visuals, a map and other information to share.
This program should prove to be interesting to anyone in the
Knox County area.

A 5:00 PM POTLUCK DINNER will precede the program.
Please bring a food to share. Plates, cups, dinnerware and
drinks will be provided by the Garden Club. To assist the
committee in planning for this event it is very helpful to
know how many people will attend.

PLEASE notify Barb Bentz by October 2 of your intent via
Include your name, number attending and a contact number.