The holiday season is upon us and the Truro-North River 4-H Club is ready to help make your home a little more festive again this year.
For the sixth year, the club will be assembling holiday potted arrangements. The club came up with the fundraising idea in an effort to be different from other organizations and wreath sales. This year, the club, with support from Scotiabank, will be selling the potted arrangements on December 3.
Club members will be set up in front of the Scotiabank on Inglis between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“There is absolutely no overhead with this fundraiser as the containers are collected all year long by club grandparents and leaders,” said Lisa Patton, a co-general leader with the Truro-North River 4-H club. “Brush cutting and collection later in November is a day out together for our members, leaders and families with help from M&G Higgins lumber truck for hauling.”
The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition has also been supportive by allowing the group to use space onsite to assemble the arrangements before transporting them to the Scotiabank on Inglis.
In addition to brush, other items in the arrangements include dogwood twigs, cones, berries and more.
“Four assembly nights take place in late November where at least 30 volunteers gather to put sand in the pots all the way through to adding the final berry and thank you tag for our supporters.
The money generated from the potted arrangement sales has gone to purchase a number of items and produce opportunities for club members.
That includes national exchanges and other travel opportunities, clipping chutes, a storage container and barn supplies.
By hosting the event with support from Scotiabank, it can match proceeds generated by the potted arrangements up to the amount of $5,000 thanks to its Bright Futures program. This marks the second year the sale has been hosted on Inglis Place.
Arrangements can be pre-ordered through any of the 4-H members or by calling Marleene at 902-647-2435.