Trying to ‘grow’ more junior garden clubs

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The Weed Whackers Junior Garden Club, which is sponsored by Region 12 of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, welcomes new members, adult garden clubs and the public to its next meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Club members who will be participating in a play titled “Wicked Plants” are, front, from left, Issac Wukelic, Calista Nelson, Delia Wetherell, Nevaeh Danders, Clayton Fish and Merrick Sanders; and back, Jake Nelson, Ainsley Roach, Dominic Nelson, Andrew Wetherell, Angelina Sutton and Leah DiNofrio. Kyleigh Haines also is a participant. The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs has 16 regions. Locally, Region 12 encompasses six counties, and there are five adult clubs. Region 12 sponsors junior garden clubs, which are open to youth ages 5 to 16, but so far, there is only one. “We are trying to get more junior garden clubs started,” a spokesperson noted.