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Pound Ridge Garden Club Honors Senior Programs Innovator

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The founder of the Pound Ridge Neighbor to Neighbor bus service and myriad other programs for seniors, has been awarded the prestigious Marjorie Fay Sachs Award for outstanding community service.

The Pound Ridge Garden Club honored Felice Joaquim with the award during a recent luncheon at Conant Hall

Presented annually by the club since 1980, the award cites an individual who has served the community over many years. The sterling silver punch bowl is engraved with the name of every winner and is on permanent display at the Pound Ridge Town House along with photos and biographies of the winners.

“Felice Joaquim never says no and we are pleased to honor her generosity and devotion to our town,” said Joan Goldberg, the Garden Club’s awards committee chair.

Elaine Utley, an awards committee member, made the presentation during the luncheon.

Joaquim was instrumental in helping to create numerous resources for seniors, including Neighbor to Neighbor, the senior bus service, and the phone buddy system known as RUOKAY.

“I am proud that these services have made life better for seniors and have helped some stay in their home,” Joaquim said. “I’m not one for being center stage but it felt good to be among old friends and I am pleased my name is on the bowl that will remain in Town Hall.”

The Pound Ridge Garden Club is a community service and educational organization, founded in 1941 and affiliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc., and Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc., 9th District, Section 2B. Membership is open to anyone interested in horticulture, floral design, environmental planting and resource conservation. For more information, contact Anne Lyman, membership committee chair, at 914-764-5487.

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