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A grand morning
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Phyllis Barnes attends Saturday’s Grandparents Tea Party at Magness Library with her grandchildren Amelia and Deacon Hirzel. She is pictured with Amelia.

Magness Library was the setting for quality time with parents who are grand. 

On Saturday, McMinnville Garden Club held a Grandparents Tea at the library to celebrate the importance of children spending time with their grandparents. 

“They love us and we love them,” said Phyllis Barnes, referring to her grandchildren Deacon, 3, and Amelia, 5. “They love the library. They go every summer to the library’s events. This one for grandparents was really nice. We enjoyed the tea party.”

Barnes says one benefit of having grandchildren is “they keep us younger.” 

McMinnville Garden Club is a group dedicated to learn each day how to care for the beauty of plants and flowers. It shares tips and knowledge with years of experience in the community. 

Club member Saundra Williams says group members enjoy offering events such as these. 

“We do have one or two other projects that we offer in the community,” Williams said. “This was our second year for the tea party. We had so much fun last year that we offered to do it continuously. We loved seeing these children enjoy spending time with their grandparents.” 

The club was originally established in 1927. 

“We enjoy studying nature and other things, flower arrangements, birds, and ecology conservation. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday of each month. We presently don’t have any men as part of our group, but we don’t discourage men by any means. This group is open to anyone who also enjoys all things nature and the beauty it provides us.” 

If anyone would like more information about McMinnville Garden Club or how to join, it can be reached by its Facebook page.