Notable Locals Receive Awards at Garden Club of Old Greenwich

Old Greenwich Garden Club

L to R: Sitting; Victoria Hamet – Robert Keiffer award for design, Louise Weber – Lois McLeod award for design, Lynne Davenport – Jane Sargent award for gardening skills, Tommie Bulger – Harriet Benner design award and Harriet Benner volunteer award, Nancy Pierson – Council of Presidents Award, Standing: Barbara Freeman – Nicole Standish service award, Frank Cantelmo – Allen Kitchell Conservation Award, Karen Handal – Bunny Tufts artistic award, Richard Crawford & Western Middle School gardeners – Adelaide Radford award, Char Barnes – Barbara Bainbridge horticulture award. Missing from the photo are Irene Willisch – Yumi Smith creative award, and Betsy Kreuter – Bradford Clark award for community betterment. Contributed photo

The Garden Club of Old Greenwich, celebrated its 90th anniversary at its annual meeting and awards luncheon at Riverside Yacht Club.

Frank Cantelmo, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Environmental Studies Program at St. John’s University received the Allen Kitchell Conservation award for “his day at the beach” kindergarten program of biometric environmental studies.

Richard Crawford and his students at Western Middle School received the Adelaide Radford Award is for achievement in junior horticulture for their work on the organic vegetable garden.


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