Twenty San Saba Garden Club members, along with three guests, met at the new Community Garden on East Storey Street at the Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, November 6th, a beautiful fall day for enjoying the outdoors and conducting a monthly meeting! Refreshments provided by hostesses Imogene Hawkins, Carol Littlefield, Louise Oswald, and Marilyn Miller were enjoyed by all at picnic tables on the new covered patio area. The club’s guests Stan Weik, Farrell Whitley, and Ron Pollard, made presentations for the program which was a celebration of the work completed by a host of community workers and volunteers. These speakers along with Ann McElroy, club president, and Gail Bruner, club treasurer, told of the inspiration, organization, and keys to success for the vision of the local gardens which have come to fruition. Work is still progressing as Mr. Pollard and Home Depot volunteers, and local helpers will be constructing a deck, ramp walkway, and door from the west side of the center to connect to the gardens and pergola area on the site.Mrs. McElroy noted that several structures have been added to the outdoor space in the past eight months. The keyhole herb garden was built in March and is still maintained by the local Master Gardeners group. The native plantings of trees, plants, and shrubbery along with mulching were accomplished by several local groups of nature enthusiasts: SS Garden Club, SS Master Gardeners’ group, the SS Bird and Nature Club, and the City of SS. The lovely rock work borders, patriot walkway, flag pole site, planting beds, and the plumbing to beds were constructed by the work crews of the City of San Saba. Also added to the area was a rainwater catchment system of two 2500 gallon tanks that can be filled to the max with only 3 ½ inches of rain falling on ½ of the Center’s roof! The water collected there is used to water the new beds. Don McElroy along with SS City crews led this effort.The Senior Citizens Center surroundings definitely have a fantastic new look and it was noted that “The vision of a few interested San Saba citizens was made a reality by the work of a willing group of small town community volunteers and workers here in San Saba”! The November meeting of the Garden Club was completed by a brief business meeting and a reminder of the upcoming event of Friday’s “Meet and Greet the Home Depot Volunteers” time at the Community Garden. The Garden Club holds monthly meetings each first Tuesday at 2pm at the Garden Club building in Mill Pond Park. Guests and new members are always welcome!