Another Successful Greens Sale in December 2012!!!!!!!!
You have probably seen the ad our club took out in the Quincy Sun, thanking the community for supporting our Greens Sale once again. However, the real “Thank you” should go to you, our club members and friends, for all your hard work during the weeks and months leading up to the sale, not to mention the sale day itself. Each year we get a little better at learning from the prior year’s experiences, and come up with new designs, novelties, and products to keep the sale interesting to our long-time customers as well as attracting new customers.
This year was no exception. We went back to having a third preparation day, but continued the practice of doing as much as possible off site in the weeks leading up to the sale, so that when the final few days came around, we could focus on those items that needed to be totally fresh, such as wreaths, swags, indoor and outdoor arrangements and bagged greens, secure in the knowledge that we had plenty of beautiful bows, pine cones and shells to embellish each one. Financially, this was our most successful year ever.
Our membership came through in a big way, volunteering to work all three days and evenings, bringing food to feed the hungry workers, and coming up with some last minute ideas for small gifts and novelties. We were finished in plenty of time to make sure the room was all set to go first thing Saturday morning and were delighted to see that even some non-members came to work the sale just for the fun of it. If you want to re-live the week start to finish, or if you didn’t have an opportunity to see everything that went on, just click on the attached link for a pictorial version, which will take about 7 ½ minutes to view.
As always, the Board and Officers thank all of you for your support and dedication to making this such a successful and, above all, enjoyable event.
Jan Clifford, WGC President
For photos, go HERE
Greens Sale 2011
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How to prune conifers: How to prune conifers correctly is an important skill to learn not only to preserve the aesthetics and health of the tree, but also to be able to harvest properly the boughs for "winter greens". This handbook explains conifer pruning quite well.