MAYO — The Mayo Woman’s Club honored its top volunteer last week.

Marie O’Steen was recognized by the club as its Volunteer of the Year at its Feb. 11 meeting.

Also at the meeting, Carolyn Saft, a UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension horticulture agent, led a presentation about beautiful native plants to Florida.

Saft presented slides of various groundcover, wildfowers, vines, shrubs and trees of various sizes. Each slide showed how much water was needed for each plant, as well as other conditions like sun or shade that would benefit each plant to encourage healthy growth.

“One woman’s weed is another woman’s wildflower,” Saft said in closing her presentation.

The Woman’s Club also discussed how members will begin reading to the children at Mayo’s Head Start Program through Suwannee Valley 4 C’s every Thursday in March, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Mayo Woman’s Club will also be looking into renaming its GED Scholarship, which is currently known as the “Up With Women GED Scholarship,” due to the fact that for the first time since funding this scholarship, there has been a male request for the GED scholarship.

There was also mentioned the reminder for the Mother’s Day Dessert Auction which will take place on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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