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The Commons
Town and Village

Memorial Day plant sale benefits Wardsboro Library

Originally published in The Commons issue #408 (Wednesday, May 17, 2017).

WARDSBORO—The Friends of the Wardsboro Library is sponsoring its annual Memorial Day weekend plant sale, “From Our Gardens to Yours,” on Saturday, May 27, at 170 Main St., Wardsboro.

Admission and parking are free and the sale is held rain or shine. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Wardsboro Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Wardsboro Public Library. More information on the sale and the Friends is available at

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place on the front lawn of the Wardsboro Library and also on the Wardsboro Town Common at Route 100 and Main Street.

A large variety of hearty perennials donated by local gardeners, a variety of favorite annuals for color in planters and gardens, shrubs and flowering bushes, Gilfeather turnip and assorted vegetable seedlings, and flavorful herbs will all be reasonably priced for the one-day sale.

University of Vermont Extension Master Gardeners will staff an information table and answer gardening questions from visitors. A one-day Garden Raffle will feature select garden-related items. Winning tickets are drawn at 1 p.m.; winners need not be present.

The Friends are once again sponsoring their annual “Best Raffle Ever” featuring a one-of-a-kind, hand-hooked Christmas tree skirt by Wardsboro fiber artist Linda Gifkins.

The tree skirt, entitled “Christmas in New England,” will be on display at the sale, and photos and details can be viewed on the website. Print raffle tickets from the website or purchase them at the Plant Sale, the Wardsboro Library, and the upcoming July 4th Street Fair and Parade in Wardsboro.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the 15th Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival in Wardsboro on Oct. 28, 2017. The winner need not be present.

The Wardsboro Library trustees will hold their annual Bake Sale on the Town Common at Route 100 and Main Street in Wardsboro. The sale begins May 27 at 9 a.m., and runs until all the homemade goodies are sold.

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