Bloomington Kiwanis Mother’s Day Flower Sale
BLOOMINGTON KIWANIS MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SALE RAISES FUNDS TO SEND LOCAL KIDS TO CAMP LIMBERLOST
Bloomington Kiwanis Mother’s Day Flower Sale is fast becoming a tradition, with this
annual sale. The club holds this event every Mother’s Day weekend selling thousands of annuals to the community. Their white canopy flower tent is located between Yankee Candle and Ann Taylor Loft at the Shoppes at College Hills, offering a host of annuals, herbs, and vegetable garden plants. The flowers are provided by fundraising partner Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses with a wide selection of annuals, herbs and perennials under the tent. This year the club is emphasizing lovely hanging baskets and large planted pots because they make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. A popular feature of the Mother’s Day Flower Sale are the Master Gardeners, local experts to help advise shoppers and to share tips on how to plant pots, how to pick the right plant for light and soil conditions, and more. Hundreds of Kiwanis members volunteer to set up, care for, and assist shoppers with the sale of the plants in order to raise funds for its main signature service project, Camp Limberlost. Proceeds from the sale go to helping local deserving children go to camp, as well as other local children’s projects.
Each summer, since 1931, originally begun by The Pantagraph, Bloomington Kiwanis sends over a hundred 8-10 year olds who have been identified as children who would benefit from a camping experience, to Camp Limberlost at East Bay Camp at Lake Bloomington. Camp Limberlost is supported by fundraisers throughout the year including Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Pancake Days, Peanut Days, cheese sales, golf outings and individual donations.
The Bloomington Kiwanis Club was formed in 1921 and has had many local community and business leaders as members and officers through the years. It is part of Kiwanis International, a service organization whose mission is to change the world, one community and one child at a time.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: flower and plant costs vary
The Shoppes at College Hills
314 Towanda Ave
Normal IL 61761