Annapolis, MD — Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan today welcomed the members of garden clubs from 11 Maryland counties and Baltimore City to participate in a Christmas tree decorating event at the State House.

“I can’t think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit than by decorating Christmas trees with Marylanders from all parts of the state,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to thank all of the participating garden clubs for putting their time, talents, and creativity into helping to deck the halls of the State House.”

Today, each of the following garden clubs personally delivered and decorated a Christmas tree to adorn the State House rotunda:

Calvert County: Calvert Garden Club
Allegany County: Garden Club of Cumberland
Howard County: Cattail River Garden Club, Split Rail Garden Club, and Howard County Garden Club
Wicomico County: Four Seasons Garden Club
Dorchester County: Dorchester Garden Club
Somerset County: Somerset County Garden Club
Baltimore City: Roland Park Garden Club
Frederick County: New Market Garden Club, Tasker’s Chance Garden Club, Garden Club of Frederick, Green-walled Garden Club
Kent County: Chestertown Garden Club
Carroll County: Carroll Garden Club, Mt. Airy Garden Club, Silver Fancy Garden Club
Prince George’s County: Forest Garden Club
Montgomery County: Monocacy Garden Club

The following clubs will deliver and decorate their trees tomorrow:

Worcester County: Worcester Garden Club
Charles County: La Plata Garden Club
Baltimore County: Monkton Garden Club
Harford County: Country Garden Club of Harford County
Talbot County: Oxford Garden Club
Cecil County: Greenfingers Garden Club
Washington County: Hagerstown Garden Club
Anne Arundel County: Four Rivers Garden Club
Queen Anne’s County: Queen Anne’s County Garden Club, Kent Island Garden Club
Caroline County: Caroline County Garden Club
Garrett County: Mountain Laurel Garden Club
St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s Garden Club

The First Couple also presented a certificate of appreciation to each garden club.