We could not have had a better day for our first plant and bake sale since 2019! Thanks to everyone who donated plants from their yard, baked goodies for the bake sale, and worked at the sale assisting people with their purchases and answering questions.
Heartfelt thanks to our sponsor, Heartland Bank. We cannot imagine having our plant sale without the smell of fresh popcorn!
Thank you to Peter Poli from Humdinger Honey Works who sold local honey and bees wax products, Wray Schmieg for sharpening tools and knives, and #ArcadianArticles (on Etsy) for donating hand-crafted monarch barrettes and pins.
Dunkin' Donuts provided coffee to keep us energized during the sale, and Johnny's snack Shop provided lunch for the hungry gang after the sale.
And to everyone who came to our sale, we hope our plants will add beauty to your yards for years to come. We sold all of our plants after two hours! Thank you so much for your support!
What a successful plant sale event we had on Saturday May 18th, 2019. We broke the record for our fundraiser. Thanks to our dedicated club members and friends who donated thousands of healthy, local grown plants and related horticultural materials; to members who took time baking and packaging delicious and eye catching baked foods; to Heartland Bank who sponsored the event and making popcorn on site to delight the visitors; to Peter Poli from Humdinger Honey Works to provide good quality local honey and attractive bee wax products; and to our little trooper Brian Kueber, a Webelo from Oakland School in Antioch who helped buyers carrying plants to their cars.
It was a big crowed from the very beginning. The waiting line was long before the sales even started. Many buyers were not hesitate to grab plants to their liking and buy a cart full. By the 30 minutes time line, more than half of the plants were bought. The weather was cooperated with us as well. The sun came out greeting us and the rain held off until after the event. Another year of job well done. See you all next year on May 16th, 2020 Plant Sale Day!
The AGC plant sale crew
Our Club’s Plant Sale was again a success. A steady stream of perennials, annuals, trees, herbs, and garden-related items being dropped off kept the volunteers busy, beginning at 8AM Saturday morning. Yummy homemade sweets and jam arrived from our members. The Bake Sale dollars were record-breaking! Everything was labeled, priced, and arranged at the appropriate tables in time for the 10AM opening. Meanwhile, a few hearty buyers waited in the drizzle as we prepared. Now those folks are real gardeners! After the 1st rush of buyers, we gradually exhausted our supply of plants. No orphans to find homes for. The cold, wet Spring had an effect on the amount of plants donated, however several members still managed to get out into their gardens and dig over 100 perennials. Bravo to them!
Thank you to our Plant Sale chairwoman Cindy Cartner for her dedication on organizing the Plant Sale event year after year. This is an another year of job well done! Thank you to the members of our Club for your support, knowledge, time, and donations on this project. Despite possibly the WORST weather conditions we’ve had in the past 11 years, this year’s Sale was in the top 5 for income to our Club! Also thank you to Wendie Aull from Aullmyn Photography in Antioch and AGC member Carolyn Yoakem to provide pictures for sharing on our website. Below are some of the highlights.
Antioch Garden Club had a booth at the annual Antioch Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 2016. It's located in the heart of downtown Antioch, at the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Street. We had some new varieties of plants for our gardener friends to buy. We also raffled off a two-hour cruise on the Chain O’ Lakes for four people, on an antique boat. Date of cruise will be determined by the Captain and the winner. David’s Bistro will provide lunch for the cruise winners.
The drawing was on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Antioch Library. About 10 Club members gathered together to witness the drawing by a library assistant for the 2 Hour Cruise. We are happy to announce the winner of this raffle price is Karen Coulter, a long time club member and Horticultural chairwoman. Congrats!!!