2012 Plant Sale


SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

Our 2012 Major Fundraiser, the Giant Plant Sale and B.B.Q at the South Innisfil Arboretum, took place on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 1.p.m.We featured a Bake Table, Raffle Ticket Sale, Membership Sign Up Table, B.B.Q (Coffee, cold drinks, Peameal Bacon on a bun and sausages) and Vendors with all sorts of crafty and interesting things to sell.As an added attraction members of the Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club brought their vehicles to add another dimension to this our annual event.Profits from this sale and the B.B.Q. Breakfast and Lunch will go to support both the Arboretum and the Horticultural Society.For more information call this year’s Convenor Judith Matchett at 705-456-3299 or e-mail her at w.matchett@gmail.com.


Thank you to everyone who came out and spent their money, to our volunteers and also Thank You to Miriam King, Bradford Times and Kevin Michie, Innisfil Scope for coming out to
record this event for their respective papers.

The winners of the Draw are as follows:
Miniature Lilac Plant – Doris Van Berkel
Red Geranium – Jenni Murrell
Heritage Tomato Plant – Janet Mills
Red Geranium – Cathryn Toth

The following photographs were taken by:
Mona Rea and Jenni Murrell

Eveline Tereas explaining the ins and out of the plants for sale to a customer. Debbie Ryan is listening with a big smile on her face.

Jenni Murrell and Debbie Ryan guarding the money box at the plant table.

Bob Murrell and Glenn Rogers – busy at the B.B.Q – hardly had time to look up and smile.

Lucy Valente, Betty Lou Flear and Ruth Matchett took care of serving the customers and taking their money.

Joy Morley and Marilyn Elliott at the Membership and Raffle Ticket Table.

Billie Gill, Sharon Wice, Nancy Elder and Gail Van Berkel inside and outside of the Bake Table.

Judith Matchett, President and this year’s Plant Sale Convenor also took care of getting the vendors parked in the correct spots.

Bill Markwick, Past President, who never misses a trick came in his new batmobile

Ruth Bolt, Past President, found a new love at the sale.

Mike Richard is having a good look at the plants for sale.

Customers enjoying lunch at our picnic tables

A vendor enjoying the sunshine.

This vendor was selling some amazing pillows and bags all hand decorated with flowers.

Shirley Richard checking out the birdhouses.

Jane Matchett and Frank with their wares for sale.

Eileen Cooper in red behind her gorgeous Art Easel in the midst of making a sale.

Our Avon Ladies.

Boxes and foot stools.

And now to the antique cars. I wonder how they got in and out of this one.

Cathy Reid, the fearless leader of the Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club, is showing her baby blue truck.

I loved the purple colour on this car.