GCS OUT and ABOUT March found Garden Center busy in the community and getting the word out about our services.
• Computers • Vacuum sweepers • Books • Event tickets • Puzzles
Shari and Jon with Kamala Martinez of RR Donnelley
TINLEY PARK IRISH PARADE On March 11th, Garden Center consumers and staff braved the elements to march in the Tinley Park Irish Day Parade with Garden Gallery & Studio. Although it rained off-and-on throughout the event, we had a great time and showed off our unwavering Garden Center spirit!
• Games • Art/Craft supplies • Art frames • Blank canvases • CDs & players • VHS/DVD players • Exercise videos & equipment • Music instruments
PROJECT LINUS Nine Garden Center consumers and two staff visited RR Donnelley for our second year of service in the Project Linus event. Working alongside volunteers from RR Donnelley, participants made blankets for the comfort of children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. With Garden Center’s help, the group was able to complete all the blankets they needed in two days this year - an entire day faster than last year. Great job volunteers!
Our Booth at the Discover Tinley Expo
Also in March, Garden Center/Garden Gallery & Studio participated in both the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and the
• X-Box and Wii
Discover Tinley Expo where
Showin’ off our parade style
we were able to share the
• G a r d e n i n g
Garden Center story with countless new people. The reaction to our four artists’ work at the flower show was nothing short of amazing,
prompting an invitation by Tony Abruscato, the President of Flower
• Storage bins • Electric Stove
SHOW and DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO
• Digital cameras
• Storage cabinets
A little rain didn’t ruin our marchers’ day!
Show Productions, to offer us an even bigger level of involvement its floral Sophie’s painting and wer Show counterpart at the Flo
in the event next year. We’d like to offer a special thank you to Tony and the Flower Show for their amazing support as well as to Mary
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Beth Herr of Coyle & Herr who designed our lovely booth.
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE GALLERY Friday, April 5th 7pm to 9pm at Garden Gallery & Studio - 17459 S. Oak Park Avenue, Tinley
3rd ANNUAL GCS POTTING PARTY
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Friday, April 5th 7pm to 12am at Bourbon Street - 3359 W. 115th Street Merrionette Park
TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE FEST see gallery artists’ work Saturday, April 13th 3pm to 10pm Tinley Park Convention Center
SECOND CHANCE THRIFT SUPER SALE Sunday, April 21st 12pm to 4pm at Second Chance Thrift Shoppe - 44 Stephen Street, Lemont
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