Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Stevie, Julie, Teri, Nancy, Bobbie, and Lyndi are shown painting birdhouses.

Starla Kramer

Members gather for meetings every month, all year, plus lots of optional field trips around the Valley. When the heat rose above 110 degrees, “indoor field trips” were initiated. This summer, the members decided to participate in some do-it-yourself garden projects for fun and fellowship between meetings.

The Aug. 17 meeting will feature “The Elderberry Lady,” Heather Churney.

Elderberry syrup and tea is known to have medicinal properties to treat sinus infections, cold and flu, and allergy relief. It improves heart health and regulates blood sugar.

Members and guests will gather for socializing, refreshments, and welcoming visitors at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend and may be from any city with any level of experience. Members meet all year on the third Tuesday of every month.

Check out our monthly newsletters on our website at There is an option to join online through a safe PayPal account under the “Membership” option. Club memberships are only $20 per year, and a spouse or second member in the household is only $10 per year. The meeting location is the Chapel Center (house next door to Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church, across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., Sun Lakes, Ariz.