MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) -
The Alabama Legislative Club, made up of spouses of the Alabama Legislature, is joining forces with the Friends of the Governor's Mansion and Department of Archives and History in the restoration of the Governor's Mansion.
Two artists in the club, Ruth Brewbaker and Pat Vance, each presented two paintings of the state flower, the camellia, that the group has turned into notecard prints. Brewbaker's watercolors and Vance's oil paintings are featured in a box of 20 notecards that is embossed with the Alabama state emblem. The club members are selling the boxes for $20 each with the proceeds going toward the creation of a storage room at the Governor's Mansion.
Jan Newton, President of the Alabama Legislative Club, says First Lady Diane Bentley has been leading the historical renovation of the mansion and wanted to address the lack of storage for state silver, crystal and china.