Boca Raton Garden Club hosts annual Holiday House fundraiser


By: Dale King Contributing Writer
The Boca Raton Garden Club will present its annual Holiday House fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 11-13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in its clubhouse and gardens at 4281 NW 3rd Ave. in Boca.
The Holiday House event is the club’s major fundraiser which supports college scholarships and junior gardening for local students, garden therapy for Alzheimer’s patients at Florida Atlantic University’s Wellness Center and projects for Boy Scouts and Place of Hope at the Haven.
Holiday House funds were also used this summer to send Boca students 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.
Recently honored as “Best Garden Club” in the Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs, which includes six states, the local organization has served the Boca Raton community for more than 60 years.
Holiday House Co-Chairs Anne-Lise Gerke and Janine Savitch said visitors can select from plants, handmade items and decorations for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. There will also be seashell-decorated mirrors, wreaths and floral table arrangements for all occasions. New this year is a selection of custom embroidered linens and a choice of holiday china pieces of interest to collectors.
Plants grown in the club’s gardens will also be on sale along with gardening tools, accessories and ornamental pieces. The Holiday House event also features the sale of cookies, pies and cakes – all baked by club members. For more information, contact Charlene Smith, publicity chair, at 561-994-5642