Hudson Home and Garden Club recently recognized and honored photographers submitting winning photos for the 2019 Hudson Area Calendar at a reception in the River Room at the Phipps Center for the Arts.

Club members had an opportunity to meet and thank the photographers. All of the photos are copyrighted.

Fred Sobottka successfully captured the spring migration of White Pelicans on the St Croix River in Hudson. Marnie Matz submitted the winning cover photo. Other photographers having photos in the 2019 calendar are David Bredehoft, Judy Folkerth, Bryan Leonard, Paula Ptacek, Colleen Renee Sutter, and Michael Waterman.

Money earned from sales of the calendars is used for Hudson beautification projects in the Hudson community including outdoor and indoor gardens at the Hudson Area Library and the flagpole garden at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

The calendars are available for purchase at several Hudson retailers including Catalyst Sports Medicine, Chapter 2 Books, County Market, Et Cetera, Family Fresh, Hudson Area Joint Library, Hudson Floral, Hudson Hospital Gift Shop, Inspiring Actions Yoga, Marnie Marie Photo, Micklesen Drugs, My Sisters Garden, RJ Meats, Seasons on the St Croix, Tangled Salon & Spa,

The Purple Tree, Ultimissimo, Westconsin Credit Union and Wired Robin.