Holiday Raffle Donations
It's never too early to be thinking of the holidays - and holiday gift baskets!!!  Please think "Gift Basket Items" as you shop this month. Feel free to drop them on Nancy’s porch. Thank you in advance for your contributions, and thank you to those who have already dropped off items. Sincerely, Your 2016 raffle committee, Nancy Manzon D'Ercole, Connie Castelline, and Virginia Najarian.

Festival of Trees

Every year, the WGC donates a decorated tree to the Mass Horticultural Society’s annual holiday fundraiser at their headquarters at
Elm Bank in Wellesley. Our theme this year is “Down Peppermint Lane.” We are asking members to please donate ornaments with that candy theme to the club. We also are seeking gifts to place under the tree, which can be anything from gift cards, peppermint cocoa gift sets, or peppermint candies. Gift items must be new, not used.  Used ornaments in excellent condition are fine.  The festival runs from November 24th to December 10th. On the final day of the festival, the donated trees are raffled. If you have never attended this event it is a great way to kick off your holiday season. There are many beautiful trees uniquely decorated and a snow village complete with a famous train display. 
For more info check out the website

Pennies for Pines
Our club has been asked by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts to participate in the Pennies for Pines drive, with the goal of collecting $68 over the course of the year to reforest one acre of local land with native plants (not just pines).  We will have a bag for donations at every meeting, so please bring your change and we’ll get to the goal before we know it!

Monthly Raffle
You may not be aware that our monthly raffle will be held with a different format.  The exhibiting member for that month will be receiving a $15 stipend for the purchase of the flowers involved and this arrangement will become the raffle of the month.  Should the exhibitor use a special container which she/he does not want to give up there will be a container available in which to bring the arrangement to the lucky winner’s home.