ANNUAL ROSE/PLANT AUCTION
Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m.
Auction begins at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, November 20th we will
be having our annual Rose Auction. This is our major
fund raising event of the year. Be sure to bring
some friends along with you to share the fun and get
some great bargains.
Our meeting will start with a
potluck dinner at 6PM. Bring your favorite dish or
soup. Desserts and snacks are also welcome. No time
to fix something? Come anyway – there will be lots
of food to share.
you haven't been to one of our auctions in previous
years,click here for "What to expect at the
The auction starts at 7:00 PM with
our rose angel Bruce Lind as auctioneer. Raft Island
Roses is donating about 50 roses. Many of our
members are digging out roses from their gardens to
make room for next year’s new roses. We expect to
have all types of roses. Perennials and other plants
are also welcome.
Please double bag plants so they are
not messy! Take the time to look in your garden
right now. There are probably some roses that you’d
like to put up for adoption. You might want to dig
roses because you need room to put in new roses you
saw at the Fair or heard about at last month’s
Donated roses should be healthy –
think about roses you would like to buy. When you
dig them up, put them in a pot or immediately wrap
the roots with moistened newspaper and place the
roots, paper and all, in a plastic bag.
Double bag! We don’t want to make a
mess at Gloria Dei Church. They’ll be okay for a
couple of days as long as they are protected from
drying out or freezing.
If you know ahead of time what roses
you will be bringing, please let Barbara Lind know
so she can add them to the Auction List and find a
photo to show off how great the rose will look in
its new home.
If you can help with set-up, please
come at about 4:30PM.
This will be our first time to have
the auction at our new meeting place. We will have
to make it up as we go along.
We plan to have the “fixed price”
roses outside in the back parking lot of the church
with halogen lights and flashlights handy. Bring an
umbrella if it looks like rain. The “auction” roses
will be brought inside one-by-one.
Come early for the best selection.
We’ll have garden carts to get the roses to your
As you can see from the photos of
Gloria Dei Church, the back parking lot and the
meeting room are on the same level - no steps to
negotiate with all the roses you are adding to your