On August 14, 2020, Garden Tour Chr. Bonnie Warwick & Pres. Tina Hood met at the Community Action Partnership CDA Food Bank and presented a check of $ 2500.00. This amount represented the funds collected from sponsors for the garden tour which was cancelled for the year. We had given them the option of this donation or a refund of their contribution. The executive committee of the garden club had voted on the CDA Food bank with members' approval. The contribution was gratefully received and Food Bank Manager Darrell Rickard stated it was definitely needed as the requests for food had been heavy and they were in need of financial support.
The CDA Press writer, Devin Weeks further asked what amount of money had been distributed over the past 10 years from Garden Tour proceeds. That amount is $ 159,000.00 !! We can all be very proud of this amount which was made possible by a lot of hard work by our members and this chairman. Thanks and thanks to all.
So again, many thanks to our sponsors for their support this year who helped to make this donation possible. Also thanks to the members who prepared the garden tour for this year even though those efforts ( and gardens) are on hold for next year. Almost everything is in place ! Now let’s heal our disappointments this year and look forward to a healthy, new season for garden tours.
Garden Tour Chairman Emerituse
Another conclusion to a successful garden tour. The garden club members are proud of our accomplishments and proud of all of our recipients. They work hard on behalf of the community and truly... MAKE A DIFFERENCE for so many. Thanks and thanks again. Now we begin the garden selection process for next year’s featured gardens on tour – so stay tuned for the date of the next tour and plan on attending.
Thank you all,
Bonnie Warwick, Garden Tour Chair 2019
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Proceeds are used to help local charities. If you want to help us by sponsoring, email us at:
Proceeds from past Garden Tours benefitted the following community - based organizations:
NIC dual enrollment program Scholarships
Hayden Meadows Elementary's Greenhouse Project
Skyway Elementary Garden
Turkeys and More
Shared Harvest Garden
Gathering Garden @ NIC
Safe Passage (Women's Center)
Kootenai Humane Society
Second Chance Pet Recue
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR'S DONATIONS! See our new Sponsors page!
Do you have garden-related items for sale that we might feature in one of our tour gardens? We like partnering with community businesses.