The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ (GFWC) Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola was recognized for their 110th anniversary of community service at a recent district meeting in Panama City.

Club President Ginny Griner and Club Parliamentarian Marilyn Hogan were present to accept the awards. The reading group chaired by Dawn Radford, Epsilon Sigma Omicron, received first place for the greatest number of books by members and also read by an individual.

The Conservation Committee received first place in the category of outstanding accomplishments. The committee developed science curriculum with hands-on experiences for the first grade classes at the county school. Co-chairs Liz Perkins and Liz Sisung received very positive feedback from the teachers at their evaluation meeting and will expand the program to include the first grade classes at the ABC School for the 2019-20 school year. Education committee co-chairs Karen Kessel and Susan Antekeier, having worked on the project, will now officially be involved as both committees will take responsibility for the project.

The conservation committee also raised funds for the Franklin County Humane Society and the Florida Wild Mammal Association by selling cork craft items prior to Christmas, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving in Apalachicola. This project will also continue for this next year and crafts will be available for purchase the Friday after Thanksgiving in Apalachicola.

Griner spoke with pride as she accepted the honors earned by the dedicated members of the Philaco Woman’s Club of Apalachicola.