Constance Bay entrance garden fundraiser

CONSTANCE BAY – You can’t always judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a community by its entrance garden (no you can’t).

Constance Bay volunteers are hosting a sign-making event on July 13 as a fundraiser for the community’s entrance garden located at the confusing intersection to the riverside village at Dunrobin Road.

“Our front entrance garden is in need of some help to keep it looking as beautiful as possible, the year round,” local artist Melissa Charbonneau released in a statement. “The numerous tulips planted by the Girl Scouts 10 years ago, and then the additions that were added eight years ago, have started to see their end. We would like to raise funds to purchase a few hundred more tulips, daffodils and some nice garden soil, to keep the garden at its best.”

The event, which will be held at the NorthWind Wireless Fibre Centre, will have participants making decorative, custom wood signs they can take home following the event.

“Through this fun fundraiser we hopefully will be able to foot the whole bill and not take away other funding from the CBBCA earmarked for other things,” Charbonneau said. “Express yourself with a custom wood sign that showcases your personal style. Select your design from one of our stylish stencils or personalize one that’s uniquely you. Our master crafter will guide you through this two-hour event where you’ll build and paint your one-of-a-kind sign.”

Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making. Instruction is provided by a trained host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Show up early to grab drinks and a bite to eat.

The event is $65 per person and includes the cost of materials. For tickets, click here.