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Boca Raton: Boca Raton Garden Club making plans for Holiday House

Members of the Boca Raton Garden Club are looking forward to opening their clubhouse and gardens to the public for their annual Holiday House from Nov. 3-5.
Anyone looking for unusual handmade decorations and gifts will find a complete and inexpensive selection, including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas items.
     “We’d like everyone to come and shop — or just browse and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in both our clubhouse and surrounding garden,” said Holiday House chairperson Janine Savitch.
     The members have been handcrafting the gift items since June using natural materials such as palm fronds, pine cones and seashells.
    In addition to offering crafts, the members will host a sale of plants cultivated by their own “dirt gardeners,” who volunteer to maintain the club’s grounds.
The sale will include herbs, orchids, succulents and a wide variety of natives, said landscaping chairperson Carol Rice. Gardening tools, accessories and ornamental pieces also will be available for purchase.
    And it wouldn’t be the Holiday House sale without cookies, pies, quiche and cakes baked by club members. For the best selection, come early as the baked goods tend to sell out, said bake sale co-chairperson Mary Kaub.
    The Boca Raton club has been meeting for more than 60 years.
This event helps fund college scholarships, scout activities and garden therapy for Alzheimer patients as well as other programs. 

—  Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley


 If You Go
What: Holiday House Crafts, Plants and Bake Sale
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4 and 5.
Where: Boca Raton Garden Club Clubhouse & Gardens, 4281 NW Third Ave., Boca Raton
Information: 395-9376; www.bocaratongardenclub.org

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