ANNUAL PLANT, TAILGATE, BAKE SALE AND B.B.Q AT THE SOUTH INNISFIL ARBORETUM
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
Our 2014 Major fundraiser, The Giant Plant Sale and B.B.Q at the South Innisfil Arboretum, took place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We featured a Bake Table, Raffle Ticket
Sale, Membership Sign Up Table, B.B.Q (Coffee, cold drinks, Peameal Bacon on a bun and sausages) and Vendors with all sorts of crafty and interesting things to sell.
The plant sale brought in $838.80 – the bake sale $376.45 – vendors $240.00 – draw $206.15 – B.B.Q. $296.00 and the equipment/odds and sods the arboretum guys sold $828.70 for a grand total of $2786.10
The winners of the draw are as follows:
Clematis – Nancy Elder
Red Geranium hanging basket – Peg Thuell
Clematis – Jenni Murrell
Large hanging basket – Eleanor Beatty
Ornate bird Feeder – Carol Lowther
Rustic beverage stand – Caroline Cassells
Bird feeder – Myra Morton
Profits from this sale and the B.B.Q Breakfast and Lunch will go a long way to support our Horticultural Society.
Photographer Jenni Murrell
Getting organized the day before the Plant Sale is very important – we need to make sure we know what plants we are selling and what we are selling them for – fortunately the weather was with us this year so it turned out to be an enjoyable task with lots of laughter.
Top row from left: Mary Brown, Sue Sessford and Joy Morley – Mona Rea discussing the plant name with Joy Morley – Our President, Marilyn Elliott
Bottom left, Jenni Murrell and Mona Rea – Joy Morley showing us the way, Judith Rogers blowing kisses and Mary Brown busy offloading plants – Ruth Matchett and our Convener for the Plant Sale Judith Matchett – and finally by special request Patrick Ryan
Top row from left: The B.B.Q’ers Bob Murrell and Mike Richard with a customer – Debbie Ryan and Jenni Murrell collecting money from the plant sale – The Bake Sale: Nancy Elder, Gail van Berkel and Sharon Wice
Bottom Left: The Kitchen Staff: Ruth Matchett, Betty Lou Flear, Lucy Valente and Shirley Richard
Top left: Sue Sessford under cover at the plant sale – Art Harper getting ready to sell off tools etc. from the arboretum garage – and surprise they are all smiling Sue Sessford, Debbie Ryan, Judith Matchett, Judith Rogers, Marilyn Elliott and Mary Brown
Bottonm left: Mona Rea selling plants and Joy Morley and Ruth Bolt on the loose