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  • Mark Your Calendar: The Fairytale Continues

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Whimsical Wonders|May 22, 2024

    Dust off your fairy wings, polish your troll tusks, and let your imagination soar! Whitehall's Whimsical Wonders are thrilled to announce the second annual Enchanted Faire, a magical event where the whimsical meets the wonderful. On Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11 AM to 3 PM, the Main Street Green (next to the historic Star Theatre) will transform into a mystical wonderland, inviting wizards, fairies, gnomes, and woodland creatures of all ages to join in the merriment. Unleash Your Creativity:...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: May

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|May 8, 2024

    Buenos Dias! Guess what the WGC theme was...CINCO DE MAYO. Terry Ross and Ron Roginske were the hosts, bringing a delightful Mexican flair to the table with warm and delicious breakfast burritos, a fresh fruit salad, and a chocolate Tres Leches cake that was muy muy bien! Gracias, senors! The FAST TEN was presented by Janet Chapman, showing how to take a piece of paper, like newspaper or any other paper, roll it around a cylinder-shaped device, crimping the bottom, making a perfect...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: April

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Apr 10, 2024

    Spring has sprung if you can use the WGC Brunch buffet table as an indicator. Diane Ward and Mary Baughn set a table to rival any spring garden! Tangerines were transformed into blossoms, hard-boiled eggs made to look like daisies, hand-held fruit-filled pies that melted in deliciousness, and everyone's favorite potato dish with a fresh zucchini and pineapple mix. Refreshing and thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you, Diane and Mary... a great way to greet the day. The business meeting was held as a remi...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: March

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Mar 13, 2024

    Top of the mornin' to ya! 'Twas a lovely sight, the breakfast buffet set forth by Glenna Waltee and Joan Myhre. The green deviled eggs, the soda bread, the shamrock sandwiches, a green fruit salad, and, of course, the "Blarney Stones" delighted members and guests alike. The motto, "Eat, Drink (fruit juice of course) and Be Irish was the theme of the brunch! Glenna Waltee did a FAST TEN presentation on the shamrock. Interestingly, Shamrocks are not native to Ireland but are used as good luck...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: February

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Feb 14, 2024

    The Whitehall Garden Club held its first meeting for the NEW YEAR. Judy Chadwick and Karen Ranta regaled the club with a delightful and picturesque Valentine's buffet full of delicious muffins, yogurt parfaits, and other nibbles served with refreshing mimosas (virgin of course) to bring in the Club's NEW YEAR. Ann Palmer presented the FAST TEN MINUTES with clever ideas about early planting seeds in a variety of home containers. We are all anxious to start planning our gardens and Ann's ideas wer...

  • Tis the Season! Whitehall Garden Club December News

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Dec 13, 2023

    The Whitehall Garden Club (WGC) met Wednesday, December 6th at hostess Glenna Waltee's festive home, the event starting with delicious treats and lots of visiting. The first action of the day was the official installation of officers, which culminated in Kathy Ross as president; Jayne Dean as vice President, and Laura Horn as secretary/treasurer. The newly formed committees will meet in January to discuss their plans for the 2024 year, therefore there is no formal WGC meeting in January. Next...

  • 'Tis the Season

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Resident|Dec 6, 2023

    The Advent Wreath Workshop at St. Teresa's was full of good cheer, lots of creativity, and a table full of delicious cookies for sharing. What a special beginning to a beautiful season....

  • Caught In the Act of Holiday Decorating!

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Resident|Dec 6, 2023

    Aha! The Whitehall Garden Club elves were caught decorating the fire station barrels for the upcoming holiday months! They decorated throughout the fire siren going off, and watched as Whitehall's volunteer firefighter men and women arrived to get to the emergency, sirens blaring and making all of us so proud! Whitehall is blessed!...

  • Let's Begin Christmas with an Advent Wreath!

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Community Member|Nov 15, 2023

    ADVENT is nearing and what a great opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the beautiful Christmas season by creating an ADVENT WREATH. You are invited to make an ADVENT WREATH and have fun with the COOKIE EXCHANGE at St Teresa of Avila’s Catholic church on December 3, 2023, from 2 PM to 4 PM. Meet in the hall, all supplies for the wreathes are provided and you can also bring 1-2 dozen holiday cookies to exchange for a variety of cookies for you to take home! We hope to see you on December 3, please RSVP to Kathy at (406) 404-4218 and all a...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: October

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Oct 11, 2023

    It wasn't a particularly scary day, but the WGC members were met with a brunch table of ghoulish delights. Jayne Dean and Glenna Waltee collaborated and devised morning treats to make the monsters mash! Nothing like starting your morning off with a witch's finger, or a deviled bloodshot eye! What a treat but with more treats to come when the meeting was called to order. President Kathy Ross introduced the first guest speaker, Heidi Austin, proprietor of the Healing Spot. Heidi's "Spot" offers a...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: September

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Sep 13, 2023

    Whitehall Garden Club "Hops" into Fall! The WGC meeting on September 6 started with a wonderful social time, full of delicious dishes created by Diane Ward and Barbara Lien. Members could cozy up to the buffet and enjoy two scrumptious egg dishes, fresh fruit, churro bites, and of course, the usual morning drinks. I say 'usual' because the guest speaker Cathy Hatch had something else up her "sleeve" a bit later. Thank you Barbara and Diane for helping us wake up with a taste of sunshine. The...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: August

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Aug 9, 2023

    Welcome to August, with all things growing (finally, I might add) and gardens starting to burst with their abundance. Hostesses Judy Chadwick and Ann Palmer in true Whitehall Garden Club aplomb, set forth a brunch celebrating "edible flowers" right from their gardens. Featured were delicately flavored floral lavender muffins, an egg dish with zucchini blossoms on top, frozen berries with honey granola sprinkled with dried and crushed rose petals, crisp crackers with cream cheese topped with...

  • Garden Club Meeting Date Change for Progressive Lunch

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Jun 28, 2023

    There is a small change to the Whitehall Garden Club meeting this July. The WGC will be meeting on July 12, the second Wednesday at 10 AM. The brief meeting will be held at Glenna’s house (check your book for the address) and is the first hop of our member’s annual Garden Tours and Progressive Lunch. The June minutes has all the details and if you signed up for something don’t forget! If you didn’t sign up, you still can bring a salad/side dish or dessert. This is the time when our members get to show off their gardens! Remember good walking...

  • The Gnomes are Coming! The Gnomes are Coming! Business Gnome Roam Starts June 19th; Enchanted Forest Faire June 24th

    JAYNE DEAN, Whimsical Wonders|Jun 14, 2023

    THE GNOMES ARE COMING TO WHITEHALL, arriving at various locations on June 16 just in time for the Enchanted Forest Faire. Keep an eye or two open for this incredible invasion. Watch where they stop! Watch where they hang out and for fairy almighty be very wary of the GOLDEN GNOME! Cute little guy but very much a Gnome! The Whitehall Chamber has hidden several gnomes for a Gnome Roam throughout town - find all the gnomes in these locations (including the golden gnome), take a selfie with them,...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: June

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Jun 14, 2023

    On an almost "Spring" day, the WGC met for their June meeting at Borden's conference room. The Social Half-Hour was hosted by Kathy Hatch and Maureen Dawson (and if this reporter wasn't so focused on eating, she would have remembered to take a picture!). The morning treats were just that...a real treat... including a delicious egg bake, fresh fruit salad, and a scrumptious homemade rhubarb cake, albeit the rhubarb was from Butte, none available yet in Whitehall. What a wonderfully fresh and...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: May

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|May 10, 2023

    At the starting gates were Kay Fisher, Rob Finney, and Karen Ranta as a substitute jockey with Janet Finney as a contributor but nonrunner during the race. With the excitement of the Kentucky Derby, this aforementioned group delivered across-the-board delicious trifecta brunch items that made the crowd whinny with delight! Beautifully painted horse-shaped, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, Glorious Morning Muffins, so moist and full of garden goodness, and a scrumptious pasta salad. Added to...

  • Garden Club May Meeting Featuring Xeriscaping

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Apr 26, 2023

    The Whitehall Garden Club will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, May 3 in the Borden's Conference room and are excited to host guest speakers Kaleena Miller (MSU Extension Office) and Abi Saeed, MSU Horticulturist Specialist. This event on XERISCAPING will begin at 11 AM, see the information below. Hope to see you there! Xeriscaping and Water-Wise Landscaping: Limited water supplies, which are often compounded by drought conditions, can reduce the availability of water for irrigating...

  • Meadowlark Manor Crafters

    JAYNE DEAN|Apr 19, 2023

    Meadowlark Manor Crafters (from left: Lowell, Helen, Karen, Jackie, Sharon, and Sue) worked hard creating colorful birdhouses trying to bring in Spring last Thursday - then IT SNOWED! Crafter Guides Jayne Dean and Celeste Shepard brought in Spring-enticing glazed lemon cupcakes for the crafters to enjoy. Then IT SNOWED more! Mother Nature had a different idea, but it didn't damper the fun and creativity of the Manor Craft Group. It might be white outside, but the hallways at the Meadowlark...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: April

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Apr 12, 2023

    Whitehall Garden Bug, Oops, Club: Is Spring finally in the air? Let's say yes! and get on with it! The WGC had the Spring-i-est meeting yet starting with a trip down Farmer McGregor's garden full of delicious breakfast treats. Karen Ranta and Janet Chapman prepared for the WGC Social a scrumptious egg casserole, followed by an apple crumb pie, a berry strudel, and cranberry bread, oh my! The WGC does enjoy the social part of their meetings and we thank Janet and Karen for creating this...

  • Whitehall Garden Club Meeting April 5th

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Mar 29, 2023

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly or the Story of Musca Domestica: The Whitehall Garden Club (WGC) wants to reel you in with the buzzing guest speaker Ann Palmer who will be giving a brief talk on the entomology of MT and how to “use” that which “bugs” us! There will be an endless number of “fly-bys” and creepy crawlers to admire or not! We don’t want to “bug” you but put April 5 @ 9:30 at Borden’s conference room on your calendar for a bug-licious social hosted by Karen Ranta and Janet Finney, followed by the WGC buzz-ness meeting and then co...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: March

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Mar 8, 2023

    The Whitehall Garden Club meeting was everything 'green' including the beautifully laden table created and designed by Laura Horn and Glenna Waltee. Delicious "Pots Of Gold" egg bites, fresh green grapes, green veggies, green lime juice, and two types of traditional Irish soda bread were enjoyed by all. With the luck of the Irish, scrumptious Blarney Stones were also served, but we believe 'tis the wee leprechauns that took off with them to be hidden in the shamrocks....because they disappeared...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News - January

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Feb 8, 2023

    The first Wednesday of each month is the meeting day for the Whitehall Garden Club (WGC), held at Borden's Conference room. In the month of January, the WGC committees met, budgets were set, and programs were decided. That information was all brought to the first official in-person meeting of the WGC 2023 and what a great meeting it was with Kathy Ross as the new President! But in true WGC style, the pre-"game" faire was a delicious reason to show up early! Hostesses Kathy Ross and Diane Ward...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News - November

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Nov 9, 2022

    The Whitehall Garden Club's meeting was on November 2 at Borden's conference room. The room was packed with members and visitors all enjoying the beautiful brunch set out by Karen Nielsen and Judy Chadwick, full of delectables and deliciousness! Ham croissants, freshly-baked muffins, homemade granola, and berry fruit salad. What a "treat" to follow lots of tricks on Halloween. Thanks to both Karen and Judy. Jayne Dean presented a Fast 5 Minute talk on the history and importance of sunflowers....

  • Whitehall Garden Club News - September

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Sep 21, 2022

    WHOOO Gives A HOOOOT? September's Whitehall Garden Club meeting was very well attended, including several guests/visitors. A bountiful brunch table was set with a beautiful array of fresh fruits, delectable baked mini muffins and breads all served up by Marilyn Craft and Dorie Westhoven. Deeee-licious! After President John Carlson adjourned the business meeting, Judy Chadwick introduced guest speaker WGC member, Cathy Hatch. Cathy has lived in Whitehall for 45 years. She taught Elementary...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News - July

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Jul 13, 2022

    The July 6 WGC social time began with a delightful arrangement of snacks provided by Barbara Lien and Laura Horn. The tortilla roll-ups, along with muffin egg quiches and a sugar cookie "pizza" covered with strawberry cream cheese and topped with a variety of berries were a delicious segue to the WGC business meeting. Feeling quite fortified and ready for business, Jayne Dean, Vice President called the meeting to order. She welcomed club member Mary Baughn's visiting twin sister Madeline, also...

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