Bow Garden Club

L-R, Barbara Downie,Treasurer; Sharon Pearce, Vice President; Beverly Gamlin, President 2017-2019; Bonnie Addario, Recording Secretary.


New officers were installed at the Bow Garden Club’s Annual Meeting on December 10th. Officiating was Joyce Kimball, a current Bow Garden Club member and a Past-President of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. During the installation ceremony, the new officers were presented with candles or “garden lights” and were reminded that in the same way flowers and plants need light to survive and flourish, the garden club needs them to “light the way” in order to prosper as they perform their duties and responsibilities during the new term.

The officers who will serve during the Bow Garden Club’s 2017-2019 term are: Beverly Gamlin, President; Sharon Pearce, Vice-President; Bonnie Addario, Recording Secretary; Barbara Downie, Treasurer. 

The club will begin their new year of membership meetings and educational programs on April 03, 2017. Information about the club can be found at
A close up of some the "Horrible" little plants for sale...
 Welcome to the Bow Garden Club's "Exotic" Plant Sale
BGC members (l-r), Janis Kuch, Catherine Wittliff, Sue Johnson, Margaret Leary  & Joyce Kimball
The "Green Monster"
"Little Garden of Horrors"
Several members of the Bow Garden Club, headed up by Margaret Leary, got together recently to create a “Little Garden of Horrors” as their table theme for the October 27th “Community Halloween Party”. For the past few years, the garden club, along with many other community groups, has decorated a “Treats Only” table, distributing candy treats to the hundreds of Bow children that pass by their table that evening. The potted “monster plants” were made of paper mache and the towering “Green Monster”, complete with dangling eye balls, was created by using carve-able faux pumpkins, painted green of course. The garden club members that were on hand to pass out the candy and exclaim over all the wonderful costumes the children (and many of their parents) donned for the occasion, were “dressed up” in typical gardening garb—after all, they were tending the “Little Garden of Horrors”.

The Bow Garden Club’s annual Poinsettia Pre-Sale is now in progress. For the past seven (7) years we have held a “Holiday Poinsettia Pre-Sale”, one of the two fundraisers our club conducts each year. All proceeds from the sale go toward the club’s continuing civic beautification on behalf of the Town of Bow that our members provide throughout the year and funds the annual Bow High School Scholarship we award to a graduating Senior. 

This year we are again offering for sale 8” and 10” pots of Red, White or Pink poinsettia plants complete with foil pot covers for gift giving or display purposes. Grown locally by D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, these beautiful plants may be pre-ordered through November 10th and will be available for pickup at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 Noon. The 8” pots containing 3 poinsettia plants are $23 and the 10” pots containing 4 plants are $33. The bracts of these plants span a width of 24” – 36”, respectively—they are gorgeous! 

Please print out the order form from this link, contact any Bow Garden Club member or 
e-mail BGC Fundraising Chairman Joyce Kimball at to place your order. Order forms are also available on the bulletin board in the lobby of the Baker Free Library. Thank you!

Bow Garden Club News

Submitted by Joyce Kimball, Publicity Chairman, 229-1990

BOW – WMUR-TV meteorologist Kevin Skarupa will be the guest speaker at the Bow Garden Club’s November 13th meeting where he will share his vast knowledge of meteorology and New England weather-event stories with attendees. Kevin can be seen weekdays from 5 – 7 a.m. on News 9’s “Daybreak” along with Erin Fehlau and Sean Mc Donald, and then again on “News 9 at Noon”. Skarupa earned a meteorology degree from Lyndon State College in Vermont and has been awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal. The garden club meets at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, BOW the second Monday of the month with social time and refreshments beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by an educational program at 6:30. The club’s business meeting convenes at approximately 7:30 p.m.. All are welcome at Bow Garden Club meetings and new members are encouraged. There is no fee to attend Mr. Skarupa’s presentation. Please visit

CAPTION: Kevin Skarupa