Avleen Khinda, from Fogelsville Elementary School, took first place for fourth graders in the state for her poster of Smokey Bear.
Gaurika Devrani, a student at Cetronia Elementary, won first place for first graders.
Their posters will go to the Central Atlantic Region which includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, National Capital Area, and New York for further judging.
From there, the winning posters will go to the national contest.
Children from first grade through fifth grade are invited to participate in the contest.
The Parkland Garden Club recently hosted the District ll/lll meeting, with this reporter as the district’s director.
These meetings are a way to network with other clubs and to learn and share ideas on programs and different projects.
Chris Leskosky, GCFP president, attended the meeting.
One highlight of the meeting was the judging three Trash to Treasurers entries.
Connie Donklan’s entry from the Bethlehem Garden Club won first place. Brenda Aubert’s wheelbarrel took second and the entry from the Reading Club came in third.
A group of Lehigh Valley travelers recently took a nine-day tour of Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces.
Barbara and Tom Campbell of Lower Macungie organized the trip through Premier Travel.