Florence Garden Club announces 2019 plant sale

The Florence Garden Club, originally established in Florence 70 years ago for the purpose of improving our community and furthering knowledge of horticulture, is pleased to announce its Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser. The Garden Club currently has nearly 100 active and enthusiastic members.

For many years, the club has been providing local scholarships and working on various projects to help beautify Florence.

Since 1994, the club has awarded over $58,000 in scholarships to deserving local students.

One ongoing civic beautification project has involved the landscaping and maintenance of the areas along the perimeter of Gallagher’s Park at the Highway 126 and Spruce Street entrance to Florence. Members have also been privileged to serve as hostesses during the Florence Home and Garden Show since it started 24 years ago.

In order to provide funds for these endeavors, the club will hold its only fundraiser — the Annual Plant Sale and Raffle Drawing — on Saturday, May 11, at the Florence Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide variety of perennials, annuals, houseplants, vegetables, trees, herbs and groundcovers will be available. Be sure to come early for best selections.

In addition to the sale, over 50 raffle prizes will be awarded. Generous merchants in Florence have donated the prizes. Raffle tickets were available at the Home and Garden Show and will be sold at the door of the Plant sale.

There is no need to be present to win.

The Florence Garden Club has meetings the second Wednesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, 3996 Highway 101, at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Florence garden Club can be reached at www.facebook.com/FlorenceGardenClub.