Where to start? The weekend was magic! I'm sure that our WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS noticed all the work the volunteers put in! THANK YOU CUSTOMERS for shopping with us and THANK YOU VOUNTEERS for everything you did to make this such a fun, special event!
It started on Friday with the generosity of Regional Parks Director Jeff Leatherman volunteering a truck & trailer and staff to haul Elderberry Farms over 1,000 plants to the Shepard Garden & Arts Center. And amazing volunteers: Bonnie Ross, Brandon Martinez, Carrie Black, John Schmidt, Lee Perrone, Meg McAneny, Nancy Dangle, Pat Gilbert, Paul Lester, Sarah McKibbin and Steve Woodward. Plus Regional Parks staff David Boyer and Ron Nelson who not only drove the county parks provided truck but helped load and unload plants!
Board Members stepped up! Barbara Wolf, Bonnie Ross, Carol Witham, Colene Rauh, Doug Bryceson, Glen Holstein, Hazel Gordon, Jaime LeFevre, Jennifer Hogan, Joanne Hearty, Mary Schiedt, Paul Barth, Shellie Sullo, Stephanie Smolenski, and soon-to-be Vice President Tara Collins.
10 Minute Talk Speakers Chris Lopez, Christine Casey, Colene Rauh, Glen Holstein, Lorraine VanKekerik, Subhash Chand, Tara Collins, Virginia Feagans. We gave our 10 minute talks – sometime within 10 minutes! The audience often wanted more.. so if you attended or If you missed them, check them out on the Plant Sale website.
Youngsters! Over the years we’ve had several middle school and high school volunteers, sometimes with parents who also volunteered! This Plant Sale’s crop of talented, enthusiastic next generation volunteers were: Brandon Martinez (City College – but still!), Jasmine & Gavin Pace and their dad Chris, Marvin Gong and mom Lynn, Tara Gokul and mom Slavica.
And EVERYONE – folks working all weekend or just a shift – all of it added up to happy customers and fun for all. Alex Morton, Andy Anderson, Barbara Wolf, Bernadette Balics, Bonnie Ross, Brandon Martinez, Brian Maxwell, Carol Witham, Carole Gates, Carrie Black, Chris Lopez, Chris Pace, Christine Casey, Colene Rauh, David Boyer, Diane Boul, Doug Bryceson, Fran Clarke, Gavin Pace, Glen Holstein, Hazel Gordon, Jaime LeFevre, Jasmine Pace, Jennifer Hogan, Jim Wadsworth, Joanne Hearty, John Gibson, John Schmidt, Lee Perrone, Lorraine VanKekerik, Lynn Gong, Marvin Gong, Mary Schiedt, MARY ANN ROBINSON, Meg McAneny, Melanie Loo, Mike Heacox, Nancy Dangle, Pat Gilbert, Paul Barth, Paul Lester, Rees Williams, Ron Nelson, Ron Stork, Sarah McKibbin, Shellie Sullo, Slavica Gokul, Stasia Griffin, Stephanie Smolenski, Steve Woodward, Subhash Chand, Susan Fregien, Tara Collins, Tara Gokul, and Virginia Feagans.
MONARCH MAGIC It all happened at the Sale! Yes this monarch caterpillar fully transformed to a crysallis between Friday and Saturday!
Transported from Elderberry Farms on Friday ... munching happily and entertaining us! ...... then Saturday a crowd of on-lookers saw it transform! It was fascinating!