Quoted from the Cookbook published by the Deercreek Home and Garden Club in 2002:
“ When Deercreek was a new community, several women began to gather around their new kitchen tables to discuss homemaking issues: decorating, gardening, entertainment and recipes. As the group grew they started meeting at the Deercreek Country Club Clubhouse and in 1993 they formally organized the Home and Garden Club. The goal then, as it is now, was to meet their neighbors, learn the best ways to handle life in Northeast Florida and to enhance the Deercreek community.”
That was 25 years ago. Those kitchens have probably been remodeled by now but the questions remain: How do I make new friends here? What can I plant that the deer won’t eat? What is your favorite place to eat? The restaurant suggestions may change but the others are still valid: Go to the Club for all the activities they offer and meet your neighbors! Join groups like the Home and Garden Club and the Women’s Alliance or a golf team or a tennis team or the Quilting Group! And plant snapdragons, Angelonia or Easter lilies! In the 24 years I’ve lived here, the deer have eaten my Crinum lilies, hybrid daylilies, Stargazer lilies and Oriental lilies, but never my Easter lilies!
Since this is our 25th year, we will be looking at the rich history of this group of women who thought up creative ways to raise funds to pay for many, many projects around Deercreek. Come and be a part of this giving group when we begin meetings again in August. If you have been part of our history but wandered off, please come back. We can use your experience and knowledge. If you are looking for a place to find friends and help make Deercreek more beautiful, please join us. And I have a big long list of the plants the deer have eaten in my yard to show you…