Friday, 13 May 2016

Grimsby Garden Club 2016 Plant Sale Success

This year's plant sale was an enormous success. This is our major fundraiser each year:  we raised more than $2700, exceeding our fundraising goal by 35%. 

And, we raised $133 for the Highway of Heroes. Amazing!

Our innovations and front-end effort really paid off. Having the plants dug up, potted, labeled and priced days in advance was a huge factor in the sale running smoothly. Improved signage helped eliminate confusion and the new table covers provided a pleasing and professional environment that contributed to the sale's overall success. Donations from wholesalers and growers enlarged our member contributions with significant revenue results. 

Staging an event of this magnitude is not an easy task.  It just won’t happen without our volunteers. Everyone who volunteered -- from set up to tear down and every job in between – is appreciated so much.  

Thank you for being an incredible volunteer. It is your commitment, spirited energy and hard work that have made the difference in this year’s results.

These are the generous companies whose donations made our plant sale a success: 

  • Hendriks Greenhouses 
  • Ridgeview Garden Centre
  • Trillium Hill Greenhouses
  • Ultra Grow Growers of Quality Bougainvillea
  • Van Noort Bulb Company
  • Valleybrook Gardens (Heritage Perennials)
  • Freeman's Herbs
  • CosMic Plants "Colour Emotion Life"
  • CanWeb (our plant sale signs)

50 Years and Still Growing 
Beth Sommers, President

Thank you