Home & Garden Club

The Deercreek Home and Garden Club-
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    Holiday Open House hosted by Phyllis Basford

    Tuesday, December 5 from 3-6 pm
    7930 Bishop Lake Rd North

    All of our members are invited to ‘come and go’ at an Open House, to celebrate the holidays with wine, hors d’ oeuvres and time to chat. This is a brief time to forget the bustle of shopping and lists. There is no program, no agenda, no pressure, just good food and good friends. Come when you can and leave when you must.

    Game Day at Deercreek
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm

    Our annual Game Day Fundraiser will be held at the Club on January 23, so look for the registration sheet in the newsletter and fill it out to reserve your space. You bring your game and your friends. We supply lunch and snacks. Reservations are necessary so that we can plan you all. They don’t need to be from Deercreek! Bring in your outside friends to experience Deercreek hospitality! If you haven’t been to one of these before, we always have a good time and it helps raise money for our projects around Deercreek. Any game works, and you can trade off with one game in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. We always have a fabulous dessert table donated by the Home and Garden Club members as well.

    Game Day Registration Form

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    Field Trip to San Sebastian Winery

    Did you know we have a winery in St. Augustine? And that they give free tours and tastings? Well, come along on our Field Trip and learn about the art of winemaking. If you are wondering where the vineyards are, I found this: “Our 75-acre vineyard, known as Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, is located in Clermont, Fla. Additionally we own 450 acres in Florida's panhandle in Prosperity and contract with several growers throughout the Southeast with approximately 200 acres under contract. We grow native varieties of the red Noble and bronze Carlos and Welder Muscadines." Our group will tour the 18,000 square foot wine production facility, see the 5,000 gallon stainless steel tanks where the wine is fermented and then visit the rustic Barrel Room, where the Port is aged.

    Then comes the best part – The Tasting Room. Do you know the five S’s of wine tasting? I don’t either! But you will by the time you are done!

    There is a wine shop where you can buy your favorite wines, glassware, gourmet food items, gift baskets and accessories. I’m thinking this would cross off many items on your Christmas List!

    Sharon Coleman has arranged to rent a bus for the day. The cost is $25 each and you will need to pay to hold your reservation, since the bus only holds 31. These ladies will meet at the Pool Parking Lot at 10 am. Call 253-3048 or sharoncoleman268@comcast.com

    If you miss the cut-off or want to drive over by yourself, you can catch up with them by 11:00 am at 157 King Street, St Augustine. Bring your ID because you will be carded!

    There will be no regular meeting at the Club this month, just the Field Trip.

    Save the Date: Tuesday, December 5 Our Christmas Open House will be at Phyllis Basford’s house this year. 7930 Bishop Lake Rd N. Come and go from 3pm to 6 pm.

  • Tuesday October 24 at 10:00 am “Going Back in Time”

    Did you know that The Charthouse Restaurant is on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s 2017 Endangered List? Check it out! http://www.jaxhistory.org/jhs-announces-2017-list-areas-endangered-properties/

    Our Historical Society was founded in 1929 to preserve our city’s history by collecting documents, photos and artifacts. As they got more organized, they started rescuing buildings too. ‘The St Luke’s Hospital, constructed in 1878, played a prominent role in caring for Jacksonville’s citizens stricken by the yellow fever epidemic in 1888, the typhoid epidemic ten years later and the Great Fire of 1901'. Eventually this hospital building and the adjacent Florida Casket Co. were purchased. Don’t you wonder why they put the casket company next door?? Anyway, they went on to purchase and restore the Old St Andrew’s Church and The Merrill House, with help from the city and the Weaver Foundation, as the new football and baseball stadiums were erected in that area. These are fabulous resources for anyone interested in the history of Jacksonville.

    At our October 24 meeting, Emily Lisska, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society, will share her knowledge of our city’s past and talk about why local history is so important in shaping our future. With so many Americans trying to change our history by taking down monuments and statues, it is important to remember and protect our heritage here in Jacksonville.

    Plan to stay for lunch after the meeting to meet new friends and talk about how you might be able to participate in some of the Historical Society’s projects.

    Save the Date:
    Wednesday Nov. 8, 10:00am - Field Trip to San Sebastian Winery, St. Augustine

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