*This year the Grayslake Greenery Garden Club will host a Flower and Garden show on July 25, 2020.* It will be held in the Grayslake Library. Details TBA. Save the date---it promises to be amazing!
Grayslake Historical Society Annual Holiday Giving Tree Exhibit.
The historical society hosts this festive display of trees annually, which are decorated by local non-profits. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree and donations are split between the organization and the historical society.
GGGC enters a tree each year and it turned out that we won in two categories....Most Popular and Most Creative in 2018. This year in 2019 we won the "MostPopular" again.(see awards)
Community Spring Plant Sale
We have our Annual Plant Sale and Garden Items Table in May. Location is downtown Grayslake next to the Village Hall. Homegrown perennials, annuals, herbs and other plants (including several species of heirloom tomatoes started from seeds) are donated by members. The plant sale is an important fund raiser for the club, and allows us to fund various local philanthropic projects.
Our Horticulture Committee works with the Library Lane senior residents & the Grayslake Senior Center to plant & maintain their flower containers and in-ground beds around the building, and also decorate for Christmas. The residents help with the dead-heading and watering during the summer season as they are able. There is also monthly Garden Therapy. Club members do various craft projects with the residents. It is a fun activity for everyone involved. Elizabeth Campobasso is the coordinator for this committee.
Dance Recital Fund Raiser
Every year the club prepares bouquets for the Grayslake Park District's annual dance recital, which is held at the Grayslake High School. As a convenience for parents, and a fundraiser for the club, club members assemble and distribute bouquets of pre-ordered flowers for the parents to present to the children in the recital. Julie Prentiss coordinates this project. Funds raised from this event go toward the club's community projects and club expenses. This is held every May around Mother's Day.
*Our club donated $250.00 to the Grayslake Park Foundation for Arbor Day , 2019. An Autumn Blaze Maple tree was planted in Sunshine Park in Grayslake on 6/19/19 We also gave $200.00 for PADS at the Shepherd of the Lakes Church in Grayslake in 2019. In 2020 we will give another $100.00.
$100.00 to theSave the Monarchs Project through the Garden Club of Illinois and $275.00 for Garden Clubs of Illinois Scholarship and Book of Honor and $100.00 to Northern Illinois Food Bank. 2019
For 2020 we plan to award two $500.00 scholarships for Grayslake HS/Grayslake North qualified applicants who are interested in pursuing an education in horticulture.
The Historical Society awarded our club $100.00 for winning the Giving Tree "Most Popular" category, which we will donate back to the Historical Society plus add another $100.00 donation for a total of $200.00.