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National Garden Clubs Inc. Welcomes New President

Mississippian Gay L. Austin leads one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits and largest volunteer gardening organization in the world

ST. LOUIS (May 6, 2019) — Gay L. Austin of McComb, Miss., has been installed as the 46th president of one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits – National Garden Clubs Inc., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world.

The installation was held May 2 at NGC’s 90th annual convention in Biloxi, Miss. As president, Austin will devote much of her two-year term traveling coast-to-coast to promote National Garden Clubs’ causes and projects, seek new ideas geared to current needs and network with many of the organization’s 175,000 members.

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