Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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.
Sat. and Sun, June 18th-19th, 2016
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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Our annual Perennial/Plant Sale took place at the usual location, the William’s Park pavilion in Antioch. Over 1000 perennials, annuals, fruit and vegetable plants were displayed atop the picnic tables, ready for purchase. There were gardening tools, containers, and books as well as a variety of home-baked treats made by Antioch Garden Club members.
The spring weather was a challenge this year, yet many members got digging early, prepared well, and brought healthy, established plants to share. Several buyers have told us how well our plants make the transfer into their gardens. That’s what gardening is all about!
Our proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to fund horticulture scholarships, Antioch Arbor Day trees, and the costs of maintaining 4 village public gardens. Thank you to all who supported our Sale. We hope to see you next year on Saturday, May 20th.
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!!!
The annual Antioch Garden Club PERENNIAL/PLANT SALE took place under the Williams Park Pavilion at 741 Main St in Antioch (between the library and depot) on Mat 19th 2018. The Club offered hundreds of member-grown perennials and annuals, woodland plants, vegetable seedlings, ground covers, houseplants, and garden decor as well as homemade BAKE SALE treats. There's locally-made honey products and soaps for sale as usual by Humdinger Honey Works. Also, our sponsor from Heartland Bank provided free Silver Dollar flower seed packs at their information booth. The event had a nice turnout and all the plants were sold out. Way to go!
Proceeds support the purchase of materials and maintenance of Antioch’s 4 perennial public gardens, Antioch’s Arbor Day tree purchases and horticulture scholarships. The Club also creates and donates holiday wreaths placed in Antioch’s public places and senior residences, also donates to the Open Arms Mission. We put our effort to cultivating a nicer community.
Saturday, May 19th, 2018