Binney’s Community Garden fundraiser grand opening

By Lindsay Advocate

On Saturday June 8 United Way City of Kawartha Lakes will host a Garden Party Fundraiser: an event to celebrate the grand opening of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden on Crayola Canada’s Property. The event will take place at both Fleming College’s Auks Lodge and the brand new Edwin Binney’s Community Garden (weather permitting).

Guests are invited to attend the cocktail and speeches portion of the event at Fleming College’s Auks Lodge from 1 pm until 3 pm, where special guests from Crayola Canada, Fleming College and United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes will speak about the creation of this innovative Food Security venture. After speeches, guests will be invited to peruse the community tables, purchase Edwin Binney’s Community Garden merchandise, indulge in hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the cash bar.

Just a quick walk down the block will land guests at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden for the ribbon cutting portion of the event. Upon arrival at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden at 3 pm, United Way CKL will recognize grant supporters including Ontario Trillium Foundation, Lindsay C.H.E.S.T Fund, IHeart Community Fund, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Guests will convene to witness the grand unveiling of the Days Inn and Suites Bee Hotel and the mural created through the Youth Mural Competition. Prizes for the Mural Competition will be awarded, then attendees will be invited to explore the gardens at their leisure.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at the United Way office. The tickets are sold at $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. For more information call 705-878-5081 or visit the website here.

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