On June 24, 1919, Pennsylvania became the seventh state to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ultimately grant women the right to vote.
One hundred years ago on Aug. 18, 2020, the 19th Amendment became law.
No celebration would be large enough to pay tribute to women everywhere who have distinguished themselves in large and small ways since that time, but in the absence of its biennial standard flower show, Milford Garden Club will present its salute to groups of girls and women throughout the United States.
The club will erect outdoor floral displays throughout Milford. The designs will be large scale and carry out the theme of the title, such as:
• The League of Women Voters, in honor of those women who organized in 1920 and those who continue the mission to educate and enroll voters.
• Women of Pike County, in honor of Cornelia Pinchot, Dorothy Stroh Tisdale, Corvia Christian, and Margaret Mary Jonas, who are part of the history of Pike County.
• The Astronettes, in honor of those women who heard the call to explore space travel and Those Who Serve – in honor of the women who served in the United States Armed Forces over the last 100 years, to name a few.
Both members and non-members of the club are welcome to participate. Anyone interested in creating one of the themed displays may contact Carol Comando at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club plans to “unveil” their tributes on Aug. 18 at locations throughout the Milford area. An informative map of locations will be available at the Pike County Visitor’s Center as well as online.
Quilter Sandra Sider and fabric supplier Benartex have given the garden club permission to use images from the 2020 Votes for Women line.
To learn more about the project, visit the Milford Garden Club’s YouTube Channel, where the club shares a video by Sandra Sider.