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!!!
A partial list of the plants that will be sold
at the Plant Sale 2019
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.
(Hover over the picture to get plant name or click on it to see enlarged image)
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Sat. and Sun, June 18th-19th, 2016
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!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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.