Thank you, Westchester!
Our 3rd Annual Westchester Garden Walk was a smashing success. The weather was perfect, the attendees were eager, the volunteers were motivated, and the gardens were gorgeous. We raised even more funds for the Westchester Food Pantry than we anticipated! At our Monday, July 26th member meeting, we presented the pantry's Executive Director, Amanda Grant, with the proceeds from the walk. $4,600!
We would like to thank this year's walk sponsors, homeowners, attendees, and volunteers once again--- YOU made this event a success. With $4,600, the pantry can acquire over $41,000 of food through the Greater Chicago Food Depository!
Grassroots Garden Group believes that a community is not unlike a garden-- you get out of it what you put into it. With a bit of time, energy, and dedication they can both thrive, and the rewards are well worth the effort. Westchester is a beautiful village full of wonderful people. We are proud to do our part in keeping it beautiful and helping our neighbors in need. The satisfaction that comes with gardening is only amplified when paired with community service, and nothing brings us more joy than the satisfaction of helping others. Let's bloom together!
Jennifer Ahearn & Christine Ahearn
Matt and Sheryl Brown
Bob and Patty Eisenhart
Sister Kathy Sherman
Bill and Diane Thoms
Kenneth and Susan Vargas
Raffle Prizes & Yard Art:
Additional thanks to:
Melissa Fecarotta, @Village of Westchester
Paul Gangi, Minuteman Press
Paul Gattuso, Paul's Pizza & Hot Dogs
Fidencio Marbella, Westchester Public Library
Anna Orseno, Village of Westchester
And many, many more.
Grassroots Garden Group is scouting for gardens for our 4th Annual Westchester Garden Walk. Thanks to the generosity of the community and so many wonderful homeowners, this annual event has raised over $8,000 for the Pantry since its inception in 2019!
If you are interested in sharing your garden for a good cause and inspiring people in your community, please apply online.