October 11 fundraiser to benefit Chelsea Senior Center’s Trinh Pifer Intergenerational Garden | Sun Times News

From Mary Jo Frank

The Chelsea Area Garden Club (CAGC) is inviting the public to participate in Culver’s Share Night Fundraiser from 5 pm to 8 pm on October 11th.

The Trinh Pifer Intergenerational Garden will receive a percentage of Culver’s sales from that evening. The restaurant is located at 1610 South Main Street, Chelsea. Garden Club members greet customers, clean tables and take orders. All proceeds go to the Garden of Generations.

CAGC Vice President Cathy Gillum said, “Our members, under Trinh’s leadership, have We appreciate this fundraising opportunity.

The late Trin Pfeiffer was the executive director of the Chelsea Senior Center and was active in the CAGC. The Intergenerational Garden reflects two of her passions: gardening and working with adults.

“Children from 4 to 13 years old and adults work together in the garden,” says Guillem. “They produce hundreds of pounds of produce each year, which is shared with seniors at Meals on Wheels in Chelsea and Manchester, and used in cooking classes for children and seniors.”

CAGC President Meryl Crockett explains that a generation-friendly garden aligns with the Garden Club’s four-fold mission: to encourage a love of gardening, to encourage and assist in community beautification, to promote environmentally responsible horticultural practices, and to encourage conservation.

Founded in 1997 by 12 charter members, CAGC has more than 60 members, primarily from Chelsea and western Washtenaw and Livingston counties. CAGC members will plant and maintain near the Chelsea District Library entrance, as well as design and install beds and plantings along Chelsea’s Main Street. It also provides scholarships for horticulture-related community projects and scholarships for Chelsea High School seniors.

CAGC, a member of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, meets at noon on the second Monday of the month from September through May at Chelsea First United Methodist Church. For more information visit chelseagardenclub.com or check out the club’s Facebook page.

Photo: Chelsea students help decorate the fence around the Inter-Generation Garden. Photo by Mary Jo Frank.

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