2017-12-28 / People

Garden club presents Madge Widemen with the Lifetime Achievement Award


Garden Club presented Madge Wideman with a Life­time Achievement Award at their December brunch meeting. Garden Club presented Madge Wideman with a Life­time Achievement Award at their December brunch meeting. The McCormick Garden Club, past president Nancy Renstrom pre­sented long time member Madge Wideman with the Madge Bunch Wideman Lifetime Achievement Award at its December meeting.

It was established in her honor to recognize her many years of dedi­cation to the club with her time, tal­ent, and resources and in apprecia­tion for her patience, mentorship, leadership, and grace.

From receiving first place for her "Summertime" flower arrangement in the very first "Gold Rush Flower Show" held at The Messenger of­fice in downtown McCormick in July 1980 to her most recent ser­McCormick vice offering thoughtful devotions as Devotions Committee Chair, Madge has provided inspiration with her service in many different ways through the years serving as hostess for club meetings, present­ing programs for meetings, serving as a flower show judge for numer­ous flower shows, and serving on various committees such as the Blue Star Marker, the Garden of the Month, or the Sunshine Com­mittees.

When she presented the plaque Nancy Renstrom certainly ex­pressed the sentiment of members in saying that Madge was the "heart and soul" of the club.

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