Family Fun Day at Garden Supply Co.

Family Fun Day- a Fundraiser for 13 Families Affected by the Recent TornadoJoin us this Saturday for free hot dogs, lemonade, and face-painting from our favorite painter, Shannon Carver. There will also be a bake sale with goodies lovingly donated by many friends and a raffle of a new IPOD Nano and BMX bike generously donated by Meghan Ramsey.

The recent tornado is a blip on most of our "radars" considering current events of late, but the Martin Middle School (where Garden Supply Co. owners' son Bobby goes to school) has 13 families who literally lost EVERYTHING during the storm.

So come out and enjoy the day with us as we host a fundraiser for these families. Students and parents from Martin Middle and Briarcliff Elementary Schools will be on hand to serve you and Shannon has generously donated her time and "tips" as she transform your child's face to whatever they want to be!

Shannon will start painting faces at 11:00 until 3:00, and the kids will start  cooking at 11:00 as well.

We were lucky, and while the food and face-painting is free, let's "tip" big to the kids who thought of this idea and encourage their spirit of helping others.

Also, we are celebrating North Carolina's rich history in farming Saturday.  We will be at the Second Annual Herbfest at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center as well as hosting a local farmer at the store sharing the history of tobacco farming.  It's a wonderfully informing presentation on what it was to farm tobacco and how it supported so much of our economy in this state.

We are sponsoring a contest to find the "Best Farmer". There will be one first place winner of a $300 gift certificate and two $100 runner-ups, details are at the garden center. Both events are a great opportunity to share in our heritage as North Carolinians, even if you are "transplant" like me!

Herbfest- Page Walker in downtown Cary Saturday, May 7th from 9 am- 3 pm

Celebration of NC Farming- Garden Supply Co. Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8 am

It's going to be a beautiful weekend...Happy Mother's Day!