Held at Ivan Racheff House and Gardens off Tennessee Avenue in Knoxville, on Thursday, May 9, the event was an occasion of sharing memories, successes and fellowship among its 26 members, as well as district and state officials, in the historic home built in 2002— now serving as Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs headquarters.
“This May, today, is similar, probably, just like the day was in 1924,” DHGC second vice president Linda Ford said. “But it’s a special time for our club, and we’re here in this beautiful place, our state headquarters for Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and our 95th anniversary.”
“(The club) has been a blessing in my life,” DHGC member Janet Odom Owen said. “It’s history means a lot to us.”