July 2, 2022

Letters: Thank You, from Essex Garden Club

To The Editor:

On Saturday May 12 in Town Park the Essex Garden Club held its 60th May Market.  This year featured a relatively new addition to the Market:  a Silent Auction.  Thanks to the incredible generosity of our area merchants and artists it was a great success.

As May Market is the Club’s only fund-raiser, we depend on its proceeds to support our civic projects in Essex Village, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton.  These range from helping to maintain the town parks, to providing scholarships to college students and camperships to elementary students, planting trees in town, organizing horticultural activities with elementary and junior high school students, and decorating throughout town with greens for the holidays.

The Garden Club would like to thank the following merchants and artists most sincerely for their wonderful donations:

Acer Gardens, Ashleigh’s Garden, Boatique USA, Bob’s Centerbrook Package Store, Bombaci Tree Experts, Dee Dee and Jeff Charnok, The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, Cottage Whimsey, De Paula Jewelers, Decorative Interiors, English Accents Antiques, Essex Books, Essex Winter Series, The French Hen, Hortus Perennials, The Ivoryton Playhouse, The Kate, Matilda, Claire Matthews Yoga, Mimi Merton Photography, Charlotte Meyer Designs, Musical Masterworks, New Earth Acupuncture, The Note Nest, Saybrook Country Barn, Society’s Scissors, The Spa of Essex, Weekend Kitchen, Weltner’s Antiques and Art, and Wertheimer & Associates.

With thanks,

Dawn Boulanger, Genie Devine, Marily MacKinnon

The Essex Garden Club
May Market Silent Auction Committee