Yesterday, after a celebratory lunch hosted by Martha Griffin and Carol
Sayeau, the 2018 CFUW Garden Tour Committee held its wrap-up meeting.
One highlight of this meeting was the presentation of a cheque to Janet
MacDonald, Scholarship Trust Fund Treasurer, by Garden Tour Committee
Treasurer, Linda Connelly, in the record-breaking amount of $16,000.
In turn, in 2019, the Scholarship Committee will be able to award this
amount and more to deserving local students proceeding to college and
This is a quick message of thanks to our Club membership for helping to
make today’s Garden Tour a resounding success.
Of course, the weather gods smiled upon us today and inspired our guests
to want to attend, then to linger in the gardens.
Our guests could not say enough good things about their day with us:
the gardens were lovely, the gardeners personable and generous, the
volunteers friendly and helpful, the lunch delicious; all was well
And you ladies helped to make it all happen!
Our final numbers are not yet in, but we believe that our ticket sales
numbers are up. I will share further information as it becomes
Meanwhile, let’s bask in the praise for the wonderful event that we have
hosted today in our on-going effort to raise money to support
scholarships for local students going on to college and university.
We are making a difference.
Irene Hiebert and Karen Mouck
Garden Tour Committee Co-Chairs
Martha Grant presents a CFUW Belleville and District scholarship to Emilee Durant at the Trenton High School graduation ceremonies.
Please follow this link to read the article in the Intelligencer.
Dibbits Excavating has been a proud sponsor of the Garden Tour for the past four years. Joe Dibbits presents Karen Mouck with a cheque for $750.
We couldn’t do it without this generous support. Thank you!
Five CFUW members (Barbara Pipher, Janet Simpson, Janet MacDonald, Mary Miller, and Sue Thoms) went to Holland from April 17 to 26, our purpose being to see the masses of flowering spring bulbs growing throughout Holland. We were certainly not disappointed! The Keukenhof Gardens were absolutely outstanding and from the train rides we took, we witnessed acres and acres of farm fields filled with all kinds of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Even the weather cooperated by sending us warm sunshine and no rain.
Our downtown Amsterdam hotel gave us easy access to the Central Train Station as well as restaurants and shops. As a group, we also visited the traditional fishing villages of Volendam & Marken, the historic towns of Haarlem and Delft…for the pottery of course, and the Rijksmuseum to see some of the old masters paintings. One could throw in two canal cruises, a windmill tour, a cheese factory tour, a wooden shoe factory tour, a concert and a ferris wheel ride to round out the activites. Some ladies went to see Anne Frank’s home and some went to Rembrandt’s home. Janet Simpson went on a successful adventure to northern Holland to find the gravesite of her uncle that was shot down in WWII.