The Vernonia Senior Center is preparing for their Annual Plant Sale, scheduled to be held on May 31st and June 1st , starting at 9:00 AM.
The Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser for the Senior Center and helps fund daily operations and their Meals on Wheels program.
“Many people believe that the Thrift Shop that we run makes us self-sufficient,” says Senior Center President Jack Harvey. “And we do get some funding from the government, but neither of those sources is enough to cover our costs.”
According to Harvey, this will be the tenth year the Seniors have held the sale.
The plants that the seniors will sell are all donated for the cause. Local gardeners, including many from the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program, will start plants this spring that they will donate. Woodstock Nursery and Jim Dandy Farm Stand in Manning will also donate some leftover plants. “Tami at Woodstock Nursery and May at Jim Dandy has always donated to us,” says Harvey. In the past the Seniors have also received donations of plants from Trader Joe’s on 185th in Beaverton.
Harvey says the Senior Center will gladly accept donations from anyone that wants to help out and has some extra plants. And the sale isn’t just limited to plants. Harvey says the sale will also include furniture, clothing and other items.
The Vernonia Senior Center Plant Sale is a great opportunity for the community to support this vibrant and necessary facility. Please mark your calendar and plan on stopping by to see what they have for sale.