OHA District 8 plants tree
in honour of Elaine Shantz

By Liz Dadson

Home & Garden

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Elaine Shantz (holding shovel) of Ripley puts a bit of earth around the tree planted in her honour at the Ripley Cemetery. Helping her are Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) District 8 members Ann Finlayson (L) of Ripley, Karen Redmond of Auburn, Betty Bone of Lucknow, John MacDonald of Teeswater and Carl Preuss of Neustadt and a crowd of other District 8 members in behind

Elaine Shantz of Ripley was officially recognized for her hard work and dedication to District 8 of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA), Saturday afternoon, when a tree was planted in her honour at the Ripley Cemetery.

Shantz served six years as the district's public relations officer and has now retired. She remains a member of the Ripley and District Horticultural Society.

District 8 includes 20 horticultural societies in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties.

Helping Shantz plant the red maple were members of District 8, including director Ann Finlayson of Ripley, secretary Karen Redmond of Auburn, assistant district director for the Bruce County Horticultural Society Betty Bone of Lucknow, treasurer John MacDonald of Teeswater, director Carl Preuss of Neustadt, and Ripley Horticultural Society vice-president Gail van der Hoek.

A crowd of other members joined in the celebration which followed the district meeting held at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre.


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Saturday, October 30, 2010