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The Boca Raton Garden Club will present its annual Holiday House fundraiser on Friday , Saturday and Sunday Nov 3 – 5 2017 from 9AM to 3PM, in its clubhouse and gardens at 4281 NW 3rd Ave in Boca .
Recently honored “Best Garden Club” in the Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs which includes 6 states, the Boca Raton Garden Club has been serving the Boca community for over 60 years. The yearly Holiday House is the club’s major fundraiser which supports college scholarships and junior gardening for local students, Garden Therapy for Alzheimer patients at FAU’s Wellness Center, as well as Boy Scout projects and Place of Hope at the Haven. Holiday House funds were also used this summer to send students from Boca to Camp Wekiva, a nature camp. The club also donates to Boca’s Community Gardens, “Penny Pines” to restore Florida forests and to “Coral Reef” restoration in the Keys.
Holiday House Chairperson, Janine Savitch stated, “Anyone looking for unusual handmade decorations and gifts will a find a complete and inexpensive selection at Holiday House, and we have beautiful plants for sale in our gardens as well as homemade goodies!” She added, “We’d like everyone to come and shop – or just browse and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in both our clubhouse and spectacular gardens!”
“Our crafters have been creating handmade items since June this year” added Savitch. “We have seasonal decorations for Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas, as well as unusual creations for year round enjoyment – many made from native Florida materials, such as palm fronds, pine cones and seashells.”
“In addition to the wonderful crafts,” said Landscaping Chairman, Carol Rice, “we again are holding a huge plant sale in our club’s beautiful gardens. Plants grown and cultivated by our club’s own ‘dirt gardeners’ include herbs, orchids, succulents and a wide variety of natives. Gardening tools, accessories and ornamental pieces are available for purchase as well.”
The Holiday House event also features the sale of homemade treats including cookies, pies and cakes – all baked by club members. Mary Kaub, Bake Sale Co-chair, noted, “Every year the selection gets bigger and we sell out! Everything from cookies to quiche! Lots of people will freeze goodies and serve them at Thanksgiving or Christmas.”
Holiday House Crafts, Plants and Bake Sale
Nov 3, 4 and 5, 2017, 9AM-3PM
Boca Raton Garden Club Clubhouse & Gardens
4281 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 561-395-9376