2017-05-18 / People

Ratliff named contest winner by Pine Needle Garden Club

The Garden Club of Georgia spon­sors a middle school poetry contest yearly. Our Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton has sponsored middle school poets for the second year and are thrilled that this year we have had wonderful poems to be honored with such wide acclaim in our area, across the state and across eleven states of the Deep South. The National Convention is the week of May 18-21st. We will find out then if our seventh grade poet has won Nationally!

This year our Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton’s seventh grade winner for: first place - Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton; first place - Azalea District of Garden Clubs; first place - Garden Clubs of Georgia; and third place - Deep South Eleven State Garden Clubs.

We are so proud of all the seventh grade poets, but especially proud of Miss Annabelle Ratliff. Annabelle’s poem is as follows:

We Three: Bees, Butterflies and

Me Springtime Workers

Bees, butterflies and me have one thing in common

We are all quite fascinated with that lovely, yellow pollen!

Spring is a season we really love, with very pretty flowers When it comes, we laugh and buzz, and fly around for hours! But be careful, don’t get close

Because we bees will sting We butterflies will sit on posts While you admire our abstract wings! Did you know that without us, you wouldn’t have your crops

Without us they wouldn’t be on your table tops

But that’s alright, you can thank us later

Because we wouldn’t want to in­trude on your dinner of potatoes!

Not only is there a seventh grade winner, but our sixth graders have one especially talented poet who has been recognized by our local, district and state. Sixth grade po­etry winner from our LCMS: first place - Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton; first place - Azalea District of Garden Clubs; third place - Garden Club of Georgia. We are so proud of all our sixth grade poets, but especially proud of Miss Ruby Cullars Arthur. Ruby’s poem is as follows:

We Three: Bees, Butterflies and

Me

Berries and cherries and apples oh my

Bees do a lot!

They pollinate cherries

And also blueberries!

I f we didn’t have bees, We wouldn’t get stung in the knees,

But then we wouldn’t have

Apples that grow on trees!

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