Rain or shine

It had rained all morning, but the weather could not keep the crowd away from the Port St. Joe Garden Club’s Fall Plant Sale, which was held on September 10.

Clad in raincoats, matching tie-dye T-shirts and rubber boots, dozens of members of the garden club were on hand to help locals and visitors to the area navigate a diverse array of plants for sale, all of which had been propagated over the spring and summer by club members themselves.

The plants were arranged on the historic St. Joseph Catholic Mission Church’s lawn in neat rows, clearly labeled and priced between $1 and $10, depending on the size and variety. 

It was the garden club’s second plant sale of the year, the first happening in the early spring. The events bring in money to support the garden club’s efforts in the community, including their “beautification” landscaping efforts in downtown Port St. Joe, a bed at the community garden and scholarships for local students.

“The PSJ Garden Club truly appreciates how the community waded out on a rainy day to make the plant sale a shining success,” the organization wrote in a Facebook post following the event. “Bushels of thanks to our many dedicated members and a gracious nod to Denise Soholt, our charming plant sale coordinator.”  

By the time the equally rainy afternoon set in, most of the plants had been sold.

For more information about the Port St. Joe Garden Club, their plant sale or their efforts in the Gulf County community, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/portstjoegardenclub or email [email protected].

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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