CAR Conference: Half Moon Over the Hudson

Tarrytown, NY, November 1, 2009: Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. held its annual conference "Half Moon Over the Hudson" amidst the Hudson Valley Dutch settlements in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River for the Dutch East India Company. [Right click on photos for a larger view in another window.]
There was a junior flower show:

Floral Tributes: Golden Days by Jeanne-Beryl Metz in honor of National Garden Club President Renee Blaschke (left); arrangement by Joy Coletta in honor of CAR Director Carmie De Vito (right):

Henry Hudson's "Ghost Ship" by Jeanne Nelson in honor of New York President Elaine DiPietro (right): Half Moon Over the Hudson by Johnna Claire Metz in honor of conference chairs Lynne Arnold and Jeanne-Beryl Metz (left):

Designer Showcase: The Narrows at Lake George by Gail Corle, The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (left); arrangement by Diana Mullins, The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. (right):

Storm in the Mountains by Mary Corley, National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. (left); Morning in the Tropics by Judith Tucholski-Zon, The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. (right):

Early Morning Cold Spring by Brenda Bingham, The Garden Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.:
Arrangement by Sylvia Deck, Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (left); Arrangement by Joy L.. Ericson, Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs (right):

Marigold Harding, Jamaica, took Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River as the theme of her floral designs following the luncheon; the display was momentary--we only caught Henry Hudson's ship The Half Moon and a novel arrangement representing river turbulence:

National Capital Area attendees [photo by friendly delegate]:
Seated Shirley Nicolai, Mary Ellen Alden; First Row (left to right) Karen O’Meara, Mary Corley, Helen Reed, Bette Lewis, Vickie Godwin, Jo Sellers; Second Row (left to right) Nancy L. Angelelli, Carol Carter, David Healy, Poss Tarpley, Ida Swiggett.

Photos by Bill Dean.