Garden Club Of Newtown Preparing For Annual Christmas Greens Sale

The Garden Club of Newtown will hold its annual Christmas Greens Sale from 9 am until noon on Saturday, December 7, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

Club members plan all year for this special event by drying plants from their gardens and collecting pinecones and other items to be used 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 from the gardens of members are also incorporated into the designs. There is always an emphasis on the beauty of nature.

Co-chairwomen Kim Verdries and Diane Baumer are well known in the club for their creativity and have inspired some new touches that will be evident at the sale this year. Along with decorated wreaths and swags, there will be boxwood trees, holiday table arrangements, hand crafted ornaments, suet feeders and fire starters among this year’s offerings.

Also available will be a variety of handmade gift items.

More wreaths have been added this year to prevent last year’s quick sellout.

This is always a popular event and it is wise to come early for the best selection.

The Garden Club of Newtown uses the profits from this yearly fundraiser to contribute to the community in many ways, including scholarships for Newtown graduates through Newtown Scholarship Association, support for the Victory Garden, and support of Newtown Forest Association. Among various local projects, the club designed, installed and maintains the gardens at The Matthew Curtiss House, Barb’s Trail and The Blue Star Highway Memorial Marker.

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

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