Motherhouse prepares for spring plant sale and garage sale

May 3, 2017 by

For the second year in a row, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia will be having a Spring Plant Sale, featuring plants, flowers and vegetables grown in the Motherhouse greenhouse by gardener Lyle Pounds. In addition, the annual Manna House of Prayer garage sale also will be held at the Motherhouse so shoppers can browse all the bargains at one convenient location.

For the second year in a row, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia will be having a Spring Plant Sale, featuring plants, flowers and vegetables grown in the Motherhouse greenhouse by gardener Lyle Pounds. In addition, the annual Manna House of Prayer garage sale also will be held at the Motherhouse so shoppers can browse all the bargains at one convenient location.

The sales will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Motherhouse, 13th and Washington streets in Concordia.

“We had so much fun last year, we decided to make it an annual event,” said Ambria Gilliland, assistant director of the sisters’ Development Office.

Along with plants and flowers, there will be hand-painted pots, signs and other garden art created by Development Office staff. Gilliland, development assistant Laura Hansen and Pounds have spent time throughout the winter and spring getting plants started and growing. The selection will include geraniums, marigolds, bulbs, bedding plants, hanging baskets and vegetables.

Gilliland and Hansen have been creating hand-painted pots and working with the Motherhouse maintenance crew to design wooden signs and other home décor, including items made from old windows from the Motherhouse.

All the proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph and their ministries, while garage sale proceeds support Manna House programs, including the Helping Hands emergency assistance fund. Last year the event brought in more than $2,700 for the Sisters of St. Joseph and their ministries.

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