Plant Sale 2021

On Saturday, June 5th, the West Gardiner Garden Club held its annual Plant Sale in the parking lot of the Town Office and also sold cards in the Auxiliary
Hall. Club members want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who donated plants, bought plants, or otherwise made donations. The Sale far exceeded the Club’s expectations for this year. Plant sales, card sales, an occasional educational program, and a biannual garden tour (canceled due to
Covid) are the ways the Club raises money. The Club funds scholarship(s) for West Gardiner high school seniors who are continuing their education in an agricultural or environmental field. The Club offers between one and three scholarships each year. The Club also undertakes various gardening projects within the Town from time to time.

The Club was happy to announce the recipient of its 2021 scholarship:  James Rinderknecht of 35 Turtle Cove Road, West Gardiner.  James graduated from Gardiner Area High School as valedictorian and will attend the Colorado School of Mines, where he will study Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering. During high school he participated in varsity athletics, including lacrosse, wrestling, and cross-country, and has volunteered throughout the pandemic as a member of the Interact Club, helping to staff the high school food bank, which provides food and other necessities to area families.  James was featured in an article in the KJ on June 9th highlighting his achievements, including receipt of the Maine Principal’s Award. Congratulations to James.