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26245 TR 59
Warsaw,OH 43844


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Pat Edwards
622 Grand St.
Ashland, OH 44805

Jim Brewer
Dave Winter
26910 Heatherwood Circle
Olmsted Twp., OH 44138

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Sara Knackstedt

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Lori Richards

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Jim Brewer
Bob Buxton
Janet Constance
Pat Edwards
Melinda Hoffman
Lori Richards
Alice Sanz
David Winter


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900 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, Ohio

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A Brief History of the Ohio Daylily Society
and its members

Daylilies came to Kingwood Center when the American Hemerocallis Society Daylily Shows were held on Saturday's in July starting in the 1960's. The first cultivar to win Best in Show in Mansfield, at Kingwood Center, was h.'Mary Todd'.

H.'Mary Todd' is a 1967 registered cultivar and in 1976 was awarded the Stout Silver Medal by the AHS.

The Ohio Daylily Society (officially designated as the Ohio Hemerocallis Society) was certified as a non-profit organization in May of 1985. 

Officers were:  Bruce Kennedy - President, Charles Applegate - Treasurer, an active member to date.

Trustees were:  Doris Emig, Handy Hatfield (who had been president prior to Kennedy), Doris Kennedy (wife of Bruce Kennedy), Steve Moldovan, Dottie Warrell, Albert Whatman.
Jerry Stites, who was then the Director of Kingwood Center, signed the Certificate as did State Rep. Sherrod Brown.

In 1992 founding member, Steve Moldovan, was awarded the Bertrand Farr Silver Medal for outstanding results in the field of hybridizing.  Before Steve died, in 2006, he saw a life long goal of seeing true blue in the eye of his daylily seedling.  That seedling was registered and released as h.'Piece Of Sky'.  In 2008 the AHS established a Steve Moldovan Mentoring Award.

Dotty Warrell is currently known for her unusual form and spider form daylily cultivars.  In 2005 she was given the Region 2 Howard Hite Award to recognize her work to improve daylily cultivars.

Charles Applegate is still an active member of the ODS.  He has registered 38 cultivars and was awarded the Region 2 Englerth Award for best seedling in 1992, h.'Land Of Promise.'  In 2006 Charles and fellow ODS member, Ken Blanchard, tied for the award.

On July 5, 2013 Charles Applegate died following a surgery.  His death was quite unexpected.  He will be greatly missed by his family, club members and staff at Kingwood.  His obituary can be read here. Obituary.  As a daylily enthusiast and hybridizer, he originated 45 daylilies that can be found here by searching the name "applegate" in the hybridizers section.  http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/

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