Welcome to the Holidays
Garden Club of Johnstown sponsored. This year’s theme is “A Winter Gathering.” Centerpieces and other items will be adorned with feathered friends, so guests should expect to see beautiful cardinals and other bird-related items at this popular holiday event. Guests will have opportunity to shop in the Holiday Treasures boutique for Thanksgiving and Christmas items before lunch. Several bird-themed raffle items will be available, as well as a 50/50 and $100 lottery and money tree. Three Glamour Galore baskets will be raffled. Each basket is valued at $500 plus. This year’s baskets are: A Night on the Town, Fashion/Jewelry, and Kate Spade travel items. Following lunch, Gina Tusing, a Master Gardener from Ebensburg, will be the speaker. She will demonstrate how to make edible birdhouses to attract birds to area gardens. Tusing is also a beekeeper and credits her mother’s influence for her passion for gardening. Back by popular demand, holiday fashions from Gold Rush Diamonds and Boutique of Ebensburg will be modeled by nine garden club members. All money raised during the fundraiser are used on civic development sites to help beautify the Johnstown area. As many as 20 sites are planted and maintained by garden club members annually. The club also funds environmental-conservation programs, Helping Hands of Cambria County, and provides horticulture therapy in assisted living facilities. Scholarships and Community Connection grants were also awarded this year to continue a mission of beautification and conservation of area neighborhoods. Only 200 tickets for Welcome the Holidays luncheon are sold. The event tickets are available by calling 814-255-7364 or 814-254-8274.