Dressing up a museum’s entrance

For the past two years, Pickaway County Council of Garden Clubs has been involved in sponsoring, in part, the transformation of the gardens that greet people at the entrance to the Clarke-May Museum on West Union Street. Due to the enthusiasm of Jane Shaw, past board president at the Clarke-May House, members of the Pickaway County Council of Garden Clubs, decided they would like to be a sponsor and help enhance the garden area with special emphasis on attracting butterflies. As a result, a butterfly bush, hydrangea bushes, lantana and several different kinds of herbs, including basil and parsley were purchased and planted. Members representing the county clubs were recently on hand to place their sign in the garden as a sponsor as well as commemorating the council’s presence in the community over the last 60 years. In the photo, from left, are Jane Shaw, past board president at the Clarke-May House; Stef Patrick, Jackie Writsel, Martha Jo Buller and Joanne Bullock, members of the Pickaway County Council of Garden Clubs, in the garden at the entrance to the Clarke-May Museum.