Ringwood Garden Club members win awards

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:01

Ringwood - Ringwood Garden Club members garnered three major awards that were presented to volunteers who work in the New Jersey Botanical Gardens by the Skylands Association at the annual volunteer luncheon held in Skylands Manor. Ceazonia Dyer received Rookie of the Year Volunteer Award, Sonja Vieth received the first award given to a volunteer for serving 10,000 hours at the gardens, and Ilse Schnaitmann, received the Special Award. Other members awarded Certificates for 100 plus hours were: Jean Marie Burkhardt, Wally Crolle, Christel DeSimone, Dyer, Pat Grossi, Deb Manfredonio, Linda Schoeppler, Ilse Schnaitmann, Terry Valenta, and Vieth. Volunteers are the backbone of all the work that is accomplished in the gardens. They propagate plants, cultivate, expand, and maintain the gardens. They also work in the library, office, and greenhouses. Volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary to join. Guidance is offered by qualified NJBG gardeners. For more information call 973-962-9534.