The Pittsfield Garden Club (PGC), founded in 1932, had its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16th at the Cianbro parking lot. The club had a great response, with many eager gardeners waiting patiently in line for the announced 8:30 AM start. A wonderful selection of member's home grown perennials were available and plants disappeared quickly. Knowledgeable members were overheard answering questions regarding the size, shape, and color of the available plants. Members will be working in the town gardens during the next few weeks, adding color and beauty to Pittsfield. For more information about the Pittsfield Garden Club contact 487-2293.

Patrons browsing the many variety of plants at the PGC’s annual plant sale.
Seventeen members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Newport Woman's Club, "Living the Volunteer Spirit," met for a brown bag lunch at the Newport Cultural Center on May 14th. Terry Murphy of Plymouth was voted as a new member. Heifer International will receive a donation to assist earthquake victims in purchasing needed items in Nepal. Members who attended the GFWC Maine Spring Conference in Auburn, reported on the event and encouraged all to attend the fall conference to be held in Bangor in October. The library project adopted by the club is moving forward. A time line is being created that recognizes the role the Newport Woman's Club had in the creation of Newport's first permanent library and the Newport Historical Society. Small stained glass panels are being created for the transoms in the conversation area at the Main Street entrance of the Newport Cultural Center. The project is expected to be completed in June. The group will be in recess until September.

Photo from left to right: Linda Lougee, Gerry Richardson, Jane Briggs and Debbie Ferrell. Library project committee members.
The Pittsfield Senior Citizens group meets every Wednesday at 9 AM. The meeting is held at the Sebasticook?Valley Elks Lodge at 26 Middle Street in Pittsfield.?The social gathering often includes games, food and occasional guest speaker. All are senior citizens are welcome to attend.