It’s time for MAY Surprise – Appeal

April 28, 2016 - garden totes

No surprises here — a MAY Surprise is quick approaching, and 5 area organizations are scheming to put on a day full of wine, crafts, quilts, gardening and some-more on May 7.

The MAY Surprise will be hold Will S. Green Park in Colusa, and includes a Friends of a Colusa County Library Wine and Cheese Fundraiser, a Pacific Flyway Quilters Luncheon, a Garden Club of Colusa County’s Spring Plant Sale, a Colusa County Arts Council’s Artisan Fair, and a display by a City of Colusa Heritage Commission.

Wine, cheese, and desserts

From Pinot Grigio to Petit Syrah and from Brie to Gouda, a Friends of a Colusa County Library will be charity tastings to gorge a palates of Colusa’s booze and cheese connoisseurs once again. They’ll also have desserts — and maybe a pier or sherry to accompany them — in what has turn a group’s biggest fundraiser.

This year, a tasting starts during 12 p.m.

“The Friends of a Colusa County Libraries have had a pleasure of charity good wines and cheeses and desserts to a adults of a county for a past 11 years,” member Cynthia White said. “The communities have responded in such a extensive conform that we are left breathless during times.”

In years past, a fundraiser has lifted over $11,000 of distinction for a group, all of that goes directly behind to a library complement for book rentals, supplies, and to yield appropriation for a summer reading programs hold in any of Colusa County’s communities.

This year, Rumiano Cheese in Willows supposing a preference of their cheeses to enrich a wines from vineyards in El Dorado, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties.

“The membership comes adult with extraordinary desserts to finish off a ambience treat,” White said.

The tastings are positively a draw, though a Friends of a Colusa County Library’s raffle object — an antique label catalog filled with donated bottles of booze — has turn a signature partial of a day. Raffle tickets are $5, and are accessible during a Book Worm and from Friends of a Colusa County Library members. Tickets for a tasting eventuality are $20, and can be squeeze in a same manner.

“We demeanour brazen to saying everybody any year and celebrating this smashing county that has endorsed to us that libraries are a suggestion of a caring and lettered community,” White said.

Spring Plant Sale

On a other side of a Scout Cabin, a Garden Club of Colusa County will be putting on their Spring Plant Sale, that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sale will be hold underneath a retreat located on a dilemma of 10th and Parkhill Streets.

“Plants of many varieties will be on sale, including singular containers filled with assorted plants to supplement beauty to your home square or yard, as good as benefaction ideas for Mothers Day,” pronounced Betty Holland, co-chair of a Garden Club of Colusa County’s May 2016 Plant Sale.

The deduction from a sale will be used by a Garden Club to continue ongoing projects in a county. Among those projects are progressing a Colusa, Arbuckle and Williams Branch Library planters, a Williams Post Office Planter planting and progressing a 5th Street Stairway to raise a entryway into a Sacramento River wharf area, and updating a Arbuckle Triangle Park.

“We demeanour brazen to saying everybody any year during a Will S. Green Park,” Holland said.

Artisan Faire

The Colusa County Arts Council’s Artisan Faire will be going on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will underline a work of internal artists in a Scout Cabin.

The Arts Council sees a Faire as an eventuality to strech out to internal artists and give them a venue benefaction and sell their work. Plus, it gives people looking for a ideal Mother’s Day benefaction an eventuality to collect adult something courteous and unique.

Quilt Guild Luncheon

The Pacific Flyway Quilt Guild is once again portion adult lunch for a annual MAY Surprise event, starting during 11 a.m. in a cruise area of Will S. Green Park.

On a menu this year is pulled pig sandwiches with coleslaw, chips, a drink, and a cut of homemade pie. The robust dish costs $10, though all of a equipment can also be purchased individually.

“Along with a food we will also be debuting a 2016 Opportunity Quilt, ‘Colusa Barn Dance,'” pronounced guild member Yvonne Phenicie. “(Raffle) tickets will be on sale, as good as equipment done by a organisation to sell.”

Money lifted by a guild will go assistance a organisation continue to make quilts for children and people in extended caring facilities.

“We also make wheeler chair and hiker totes for a VA Hospital in Redding,” Phenicie said. “We are looking brazen to a smashing day of pity a adore of quilting with others, as good as a good lunch and village event.”

Historical Preservation Commission presentation

The Historical Preservation Commission will give dual people HPC Merit Awards for a painting of dual Colusa properties.

“We’ve got dual houses we’ve picked; one on 5th St. and one on 9th St. The one on 9th St. and Oak St. is a John L. Langdon house, and a one on 5th St. and Oak St. is a Robert Lee Welch house,” pronounced HPC chair John Morton.

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