WHS Flower

The planning of the WHS 50th Anniversary began in 2012 with Theresa Dietrich’s suggestion that WHS acquire our own daylily.  On July 18, 2012, twenty-four members made a road trip to Jack Kent’s Dunnville nursery to see the lilies and chose a sturdy plant with showy yellow flowers, a red throat and red ruffled edges.  Fifty pots containing two plants each were purchased. The lily was registered to our society for the price of $375. Twelve people entered 20 names in a contest and the winning name was Summer Sunset, suggested by Judy Hahn-Yutzi. The lily is now registered with the name Wilmot Summer Sunset. This influenced the revamping of our logo and banner in 2016. Although these changes were not without controversy, as some members wanted the rose to remain the WHS flower. However, with this comment in mind, “It is fresh, welcoming and modern as the society celebrates 50 years and looks to the future,”  the Wilmot Summer Sunset lily became our flower. M. Knezevich