The Pine Needle Garden Club held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Bowden-Johnson House. Refreshments were served by hostesses Jackie Dupree, Sara Newton and Billie Thomas
As the members arrived, they placed arrangements in the downstairs rooms that were designed to complement the room dÃ©cor.
After a short business meeting, Mrs. Billie Thomas gave a program tour of the house including the history of the Bowden-Johnson House. As the club toured the house each arrangement was described and an explanation was given on how the specific design was selected for each room.
The house, which was built 1840, was given to the Wrightsboro Foundation in 1995 by the family of Lucille Bowden Johnson and a restoration grant has been received from the Watson-Brown Foundation. Mr. Tad Brown of the Watson-Brown Foundation has been interested in the restoration progress and the Wrightsboro Foundation appreciates his interest and assistance. The restoration is being done in stages. The formal rooms downstairs are completed, including two dining rooms, a library, a parlor and a handicapped restroom. The kitchen is scheduled to be completed 2011.
The outside restoration, including the grounds, will reflect the grandeur and dignity of this Southern home.
The home is available for weddings, receptions, luncheons, and other meetings.
For further information, contact Mrs. Hazel Mobley, chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Wrightsboro Foundation.