THE CHRISTMAS SHOP -- 2021
2021 found our Festival of Trees annual fundraiser Gala Party cancelled due to health concerns. However, the Club got creative and was up for a new adventure. Thanks to the Springfield Housing Authority and Springfield on the Move, the public was invited to visit the Garden Club Christmas Shop at 39 Main Street in Springfield, Vermont. The shop was very successful nearly selling out of items in the first day open.
“In place of the usual Festival the Board has come up with an exciting new idea that will allow us to exercise our creativity, follow social distancing guidelines and still keep us connected with the community,” stated Cheryl Pierce, co-chair of this year’s fundraising event. “The shop will be fun and in the spirit of the holidays.”
Fresh green wreaths, some plain and some trimmed, some large and some smaller, several sizes of boxwood trees, fresh centerpieces and more…were for sale for 3 days after Thanksgiving.
The Club also participated in the SOM Holiday Children’s Program on December 3rd.