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Garden club cultivates kindness

‘Tis the season of giving and the members of the Sisters Garden Club showed their holiday spirit last week with donations distributed to the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, Sisters Family Access Network (FAN), and to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department for their Giving Tree Drive.

Giving is nothing new for the Garden Club. Every year in the past, the members have gathered for their annual holiday party in early December. At that event, all the members would bring donations for a local charity. COVID-19 robbed them of their party this year but couldn’t stop them from doing good in the community.

“This year we haven’t been able to meet in person as a group since February due to COVID-19 restrictions. So, on Monday and Tuesday last week our members dropped off their donations to Tim’s and my house for us to make the distributions to three of our Sisters charity organizations,” said Ruth Palmer, the communications coordinator for the Sisters Garden Club.

She explained further, “We found out FAN was in need of snow boots and gloves for children ages 9-12 and gift cards for Ray’s, Bi-Mart, McDonald’s and Subway. Kiwanis Food Bank was in need of canned food, and Sisters Fire Department needed tag fulfilment for their Giving Tree. Our members rallied to make these gifts available.”

These gardeners do more than plant flowers and vegetables — they cultivate kindness.


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