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Garden Club Planning Christmas Greens Sale

Published: November 23, 2012

SHANNON HICKS

    Garden Club Planning Christmas Greens Sale

    The Garden Club of Newtown will hold its annual Christmas Greens Sale from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, December 1, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    This is the club’s main fundraiser. Members plan all year for this special event by drying plants from their gardens and collecting pinecones and other items to use in decorating wreaths, swags and table arrangements for the holiday season. Fresh plant material such as winterberry, holly, rose hips, boxwood and a wide assortment of evergreens are also incorporated into the designs.

    Small tabletop trees of boxwood and dwarf Alberta spruce trees with lights are always popular, along with kissing balls, roping, fire starter boxes, candle bobèches and treats for the birds. A wide variety of handmade gift items will be available.

    New this year are lavender sachets, pine scented potpourri, and centerpiece arrangements with candles.

    This is always a popular event, with the club often selling all of its inventory.

    The Garden Club of Newtown uses profits from this fundraiser to contribute to the community in many way, including scholarships for graduates through Newtown Scholarship Association. Among its various local projects, the club designed, installed and maintains the gardens at The Matthew Curtiss House and the Blue Star Highway Memorial Marker at VFW Post 308.

    For additional information contact Ginnie Carey, Garden Club of Newtown publicity chairman, at 203-270-1108.