There will be a “Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Fundraiser “ on Oct. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW Hall here in Ocean Shores.
The funds raised will benefit Garden by the Sea, a community not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2009. The community garden has continued to provide a deer-protected secure space for children and adults to grow and raise fresh vegetables, fruit and beautiful flowers throughout the growing seasons right here at the shores. GBTS has partnered with the WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties to offer gardening skills through gardening workshops, plant clinics and classes that enrich and nourish children and adults.
We also provide over 8 raised 4X12 gardens that are planted and harvested by volunteers and distributed twice a month to our Ocean Shores Food Bank.
We know that for a lot of families out here in Grays Harbor County that food security is a top priority. That is one of the fundamental reasons community-minded leaders and residents got together and discussed the need first, and then the feasibility, back in 2008 followed by the groundbreaking in 2009.
We continue to have ongoing expenses for soil, seed, repairs and tools to keep us going. With your support we can continue our mission and our vision of providing healthy fresh food in the community.
The evening will feature 10 premium wines from top vineyards in California, Washington, and Australia. Guests will receive two complimentary glasses of wine, appetizers to complement the wine, and have a chance to bid on over fifty different silent auction items.
Tickets are $20 each. Limited space is available. Guests must be 21 to attend. Tickets available at Mermaid Cove and Gallery at 739 Point Brown Ave. Suite 2 or make a donation to:
GBTS- P.O. Box 721, Ocean Shores, WA 9856.For more information, contact Karen Young at (425) 255-4025 or go to our Facebook Page or visit our website: www.gardenbytheseaoceanshores.org.
Kids Art at the Garden
We had a fun event at the Garden by the Sea community garden Saturday Sept. 29. The weather held up beautifully. It did not start sprinkling until everyone was finished! The kids had a great time making whimsical wands out of willow reeds, nature crowns with lavender and fall leaves, decoupage pumpkins, leaf rubbings and a final “Lady Bug “ scavenger hunt in the garden led by Bridget Timme. Karen Young, Malinda Griffin and Sushila Ravard were also there to assist the children. WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties also sponsored it. Thank you to all that made the day great for the kids and fun for us.
— Sushila J. Ravard; WSU Master Gardener/GBTS Founder