Rose Society member receives Deep South honor


At the recent presentation are, from left, Jim Small, DSD Horticulture Judges’ Chair; honoree Lee Hale; and Jim Harrell, DSD Arrangements Judges’ Chair. 

South Metro Rose Society member Lee Hale was recently chosen for the 2013 American Rose Society Deep South District Outstanding Judge's Award.

Hale is a longtime ARS member, an Emeritus Master Rosarian, past president of the Middle Georgia Rose Society, and a recipient of the ARS Bronze Honor Medal from both the South Metro and Middle Georgia Rose Societies.

She has been an ARS accredited Horticulture and Arrangements Judge since 1983. In Japan she studied the art of Ikebana (oriental flower arranging), receiving her teaching certificate from the Sogetsu school. She later became a Master in the Ichiyo school. She belongs to three local Ikebana groups. Her first love is the Oriental Manner type of rose arrangement and she has taught numerous Oriental Manner workshops all over the U.S.

The South Metro Rose Society is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society. Meetings are held on the fourth Mondays of January-April and August-October at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose enthusiasts are invited to attend meetings at no charge. Call 770-631-3885 for more information.

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