A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek proverb
Projects fulfilling this mission are proposed by our Community Projects Committee, approved by our Board of Directors, and authorized by a majority vote of the CGC membership. Non-profit organizations seeking information on how to apply for CGC funding may contact CGCPerrysburg@gmail.com or download the form:
Ongoing and Historical Projects
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve – Wood County Parks
The Country Garden Club contributed over $32,000 to Sawyer Nature Preserve – Wood County’s newest park – to help with parking lot and signage creation, trails, and seating. A portion of the proceeds raised from each year’s Trunk Show is used to fund projects that benefit our community.
Holiday Trunk Show
In 1987, CGC began raising money by inviting vendors and shoppers to a trunk show at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. For over 30 years, the annual Holiday Trunk Show has been the main source of funding for the CGC’s community projects. The show is a three day shopping extravaganza featuring 20-25 boutiques from around the country and attracts approximately 1500 shoppers each year.
Did you Know….
That the Country Garden Club helps out the Hospice of Northwest Ohio? Each spring the members of CGC plant the 27 containers which sit outside patient rooms at Hospice.
Each year the Country Garden Club donates the Arbor Day Tree to the City of Perrysburg. For 2012, a Ruby Red Horsechestnut tree was planted at Rotary Park. This tree will grow to 40 – 50 feet with a 30 foot spread.