Herb Guild awards scholarships

Pictured in photo from left to right are Mrs. Urig, Fran Wilhelm (Herb Guild president), Megan Urig (scholarship recipient), Cathie Conrad (luncheon coordinator), and Mary Kay Filipiak (scholarship committee). Not pictured is scholarship recipient Natasha Daniels. Photo by Bruni Burnett

The Herb Guild Garden Club’s 31st annual scholarship luncheon took place on Aug. 5 at the Avon Oaks Country Club. Two scholarship recipients were each given a $2,000 scholarship. This year’s recipients are Megan Urig, a graduate of Midview High School in Grafton, and Natasha Daniels, a graduate of the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.

Megan will be attending The Ohio State University’s Agricultural College where she will be studying agricultural and animal science. Natasha is attending Johnson and Wales University in North Carolina where she is studying culinary management. Natasha was not present at the luncheon, as she has already started the school year. 

The scholarship luncheon is an annual event given by the Herb Guild. All proceeds from the luncheon and any sales of products go to fund the scholarships given out. This year's events were the luncheon; a boutique which included culinary and non-culinary items; a silent auction which included various items such as fine glassware, tickets to area productions, and gift cards to area spas; a basket raffle, each basket being valued at $75 and above; and a special Tuscan Herb bread baked by Lakewood's Breadsmith just for the event.

Next year's scholarship luncheon will be held on Aug. 3. Tickets will go on sale starting in May. Be sure to check out the website theherbguild.org for more information. You can also find us on Facebook under The Herb Guild.

Barbara Armstrong

Publicity person for the Westlake Herb Guild

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Volume 7, Issue 16, Posted 9:46 AM, 08.18.2015