Bio: Clifford, Mrs. Joe – Exec. Secretary of National Lily Club (1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Clifford, Creech

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Jul 1973

Mrs. Joe Clifford, Colby, recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Twenty-Sixty Annual International Lily Show and Convention of the North American Lily Society, Inc., held July 6-7-8 at the U.S. National Arboretum and the Sheraton Motor Inn.

Mrs. Joe Clifford was appointed executive secretary of the society. She is a member of the Blue Sky Garden Club of Colby, the Wisconsin Valley District of Garden Club, the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation, the North Star Regional Lily Society, the American Horticultural Society, the American Penstemon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the North American Lily Society, Inc.

There were 109 registrants for the three-day event. The Potomac Lily Society was host to the visiting members, who came from many different parts of the United States and Canada. There were busy business and education meetings, garden tours, the viewing of a fabulous lily show held at the facilities of the U.S. National Arboretum and a banquet Saturday night, with Dr. John Creech, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum as guest speaker. There were gorgeous lilies everywhere. Mrs. Joe Clifford took two lily specimen entries for the show. Her “Sunbright” yellow Asiatic took a blue ribbon, and her other Asiatic lily, “Sonata”, took honorable mention.



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