Boothbay Region Garden Club

It was a jolly Holiday Festival

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 9:45am

    Boothbay Region Garden Club held its annual Holiday Festival Dec. 2 and 3 in a new location and, by early accounts, both the event and location met with great reviews.

    There were  shops – Etc., Nature’s Gifts, Table & Mantle, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, Wreaths, and themed, decorated holiday trees that ranged from 2’ to 5’. Themes included Mah Jongg, support Ukraine, Jesus is the reason, puzzle pieces, and more. “Dinner’s Ready,” the soups, chowders and casserole meals cooked up by garden club members, were as popular this year as last. Most of the 60-plus meals were gone Friday!

    The theme baskets included a couple for tea drinkers, including one with a poppy-decorated tea pot.  Every shop table was adorned with centerpieces the Garden Club members made.

    There was a tree of local merchants’ gift certificates, from $50 to $100! 

    “It was a blast,” said BRGC member Kevin Bowler. “Friday seemed to be the better day, but Saturday held its own.”

    Bowler said BRGC members and festival attendees agreed St. Columba’s Episcopal Church proved to be a great location. 

    Member Irene Gerny noted how light and airy the space was, adding “It’s the perfect space ... and it is the reason for the season!” 

    BRGC held off on further comment until after its wrap up meeting/party in January.