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Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late members honor
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The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members. The Newtown Florist Club recently announced its desire to honor Whelchel by naming the group’s Girls Summer Leadership Program in her honor. Whelchel joined the likes of activists Ruby Wilkins, Rose Johnson and her sister Faye Bush in the 1950s, when the club was founded by local women to raise funds for flowers for funerals.