Published On: Thu, Oct 13th, 2016

Boca Raton Garden Club Presents its Annual HOLIDAY HOUSE Bazaar


The Boca Raton Garden Club will present its annual Holiday House fundraiser on Friday , Saturday  and Sunday  Nov 11- 13th from 9AM to 3PM, 2016, in its clubhouse and gardens at 4281 NW 3rd Ave in Boca .

012Recently 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 donated to Boca’s Community Gardens, “Penny Pines” to restore Florida forests and to “Coral Reef” restoration in the Keys.

Holiday House Co-Chair, Anne-Lise Gerke said, “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 May this year” said Holiday House Co-chair, Janine 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.” Savitch added, “We have lovely seashell decorated mirrors, wreaths and floral table arrangements for all occasions, and new this year, we’re featuring custom embroidered linens and a big selection of hard to find holiday china pieces that will be of interest to collectors.”

“In addition to the wonderful crafts,” added 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.”

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