The Ceres Garden Club was honored and recognized for achievement in the beautification of the Ceres Community Center at the dedication of the Art Movement in the Community Center building on Monday, March 27, 2017. Certificate of Recognition signed by Ceres Mayor, Chris Vierra, and presented by Recreation Department Director, Traci Farris, and Assistant Director, Cambria Pollinger, was presented to Ceres Garden Club President, Berni Hendrix. Certificate of Recognition was also presented for contributing to the beautification of the Ceres Community Center from California State Senator, Anthony Cannella at the presentation ceremony. Beautification by the Ceres Garden Club includes many areas in and around the Community Center that is expressed in the form of art in plants and plantings.
Plantings include areas outside the west entrance in the courtyard, in ground cover and flowering plants in both the ground and in colorful pots. Outside the east main entrance are very large pots planted in colorful contrasting succulents. To the north of the parking lot, under the Blue Star Memorial Marker, which was donated by the Ceres Garden Club, are flowering plants in red, white and blue. Inside the building, the atrium under the stairs was planted and is maintained by the Ceres Garden Club, along with the potted plants both upstairs and downstairs. All of the plants and plantings at the Ceres Community Center that were made by the Ceres Garden Club are maintained by volunteer Club members.
Dedicated to assisting in the beautification of the community, the Club has also participated in contributing to Arbor Day plantings (annually); delinquently worked for the success of the C.I.R.C.L.E. tree planting of 80 red maples (Oct 2016); installed the Presidential Pathway in Smyrna Park (July 2010); and will be replacing roses in Whitmore Park for Arbor Day 2017.
All plants and trees which are paid for by the Ceres Garden Club are gifted to the City of Ceres for beautification and for the enjoyment of residents. The City of Ceres Parks Department takes responsibility for the care and maintenance of all plants, roses, and trees that are on City property.
The Ceres Garden Club is very honored to serve the community, and is grateful to have received this recognition.