Garden Club fundraiser coming up

Submitted photo Emma Scott members prepare for the fifth annual ‘Food, Floral & Fun’ event, set for Saturday at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. Pictured from left are Patricia Mayes, Carol ‘CoCo’ McDaniel, Marian Hanscom, Jane Hoxmeier and Judy Guye-Swanson.

ELKINS — Members of the Emma Scott Garden Club have been busy dividing their garden goodies and transplanting them into pots to be sold at their annual fundraiser, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the lower level of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 450 S. Randolph Ave. in Elkins.

Annuals, perennials and houseplants will be available, as well as a “garden bazaar” featuring unique items, including a wide assortment of baked goods. “Food, Floral & Fun V” is the club’s main fundraiser, and proceeds help fund the many projects the club does throughout the year.

Now in its fifth year, the event promises to be an exploration into garden varieties cherished by local gardening enthusiasts.

President Patricia “Pat” Mayes said, “This fundraising event supports over a dozen projects we maintain from year to year. It’s also a social event. It gives local residents a chance to meet members of the Emma Scott Garden Club and learn about the club, and what it does for the local community.”

The Emma Scott Garden Club, a member of the West Virginia Garden Club Inc. and National Garden Clubs Inc., provides sponsorships and scholarships to youth and young adults interested in conservation and environmental studies and provides funds for materials needed for the Mountain School Horticulture Club.

Other projects include helping maintain seven community flowerbeds and three Blue Star markers. Community gardens feature shrubs, perennials and annual flowerbeds, and numerous volunteer hours are spent assisting the beautification of downtown Elkins and the surrounding area. A few gardens include the City Hall parking lot garden, Elkins Gateway sign near the Frontier building as well as the Elkins Welcome sign at U.S. 219.

The group also contributed to the purchase of hayrack baskets and plants to help beautify the Davis Avenue Bridge.