No Winter Hibernation for the Canton Garden Club
Garden Club hosts Holiday Boutique and Holiday House Tour this weekend.
If you think the Canton Garden Club takes a break in the winter, think again. The Garden Club website states that since 1930, the Canton Garden Club has been has been working to beautify Canton, to promote public interest in and knowledge of gardens and the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.
Seems their work does not stop with the falling of the leaves, the first snowfall or the first ice storm.
During the holiday season, the Garden Club members continue to work especially hard on two projects, The Canton Holiday Boutique and the Christmas House Tour.
Both of these events take place this weekend in Canton.
The Holiday Boutique, on Friday December 3 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday December 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., happens at the Library. Marie Duffy, publicist for the club, promises there will be dried and fresh greens, holiday floral arrangements, fresh baked goods, crafts and custom bows, as well as small tabletop trees for sale.
"The Garden Club has a lot of talented and artistic members, who have been working very hard to create a wonderful event," Duffy said. "They are also more than willing to help out with creative ideas and advice."
The Christmas House Tour, Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., showcases the imaginative and hard work of the Garden Club members in five locations. Three large homes, one condominium, one great or common room at the featured condominium complex and the library itself are part of the tour.
"Each home is a completely different and unique experience," Duffy said, describing the House Tour. "We started way back in the summer planning this. It is a lot of work for the members and we are very proud of the results."
All the proceeds from this weekend go to the Garden Club's work around Canton, planting trees, beautifying intersections and maintaining the Welcome to Canton signs areas, plus more. In addition, the Club awards four scholarships each year to four graduating Canton High School seniors.
You can find more about the Canton Garden Club on their website, http://cantongardenclub.org