Fun at Grantoberfest and 5 new members this month!!

Our first year at Grantoberfest was a lot of fun and a great way to let everyone know that Burnett Garden Club is celebrating  our 25th anniversary! Thank you to Georgianne for spearheading this effort to get our face out in public!

We displayed some of our workshop projects from the past few years. Thank you to Mary for letting us use her twig trellis, willow trivet and hypertufa planter. Georgianne brought dried autumn foliage and Pam brought wheat weaving ornaments as well as an autumn bouquet.  

We held drawings throughout the day and gave out a number of prizes!! 

It was fun to see some faces from the club. Alma was there as was Jim (minus Nori) to mention a few.  

The club acquired 3 new members at Grantoberfest.  With the addition of new members Jennifer and Jolene  at the September meeting, we have 5 new members in September.  Yippee!!


Burnett Garden Club at Grantoberfest Saturday, September 21!!

Come and see us at Grantoberfest!!  

The 5th Annual Grantoberfest will be held Saturday, September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Grantsburg Fairgrounds.

It is FREE to attend and there are tons of free activities for people of all ages. We hope you plan to attend and bring the whole family! For a list of events, please visit our website: www.grantoberfest.com.

Here are some of the highlights:
·         New: Corn Cob 5k (9am) and 1K Family Fun Run (10:30am) – sign up online at www.grantsburgfitnesscenter.com
·         New: Corn Maze at Burnett Dairy – free admission on the 21st and 22nd of September. Open weekends through the end of October with proceeds going to local 4-H and FFA groups.
·         Kid Zone with inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, sand box, sawdust pile, bubbles, football toss, Twister, tug of war and more! All free!
·         Kid’s activities: clown (10am-Noon), face painting, corn box, Great Pumpkin Contest, pumpkin bowling, temporary tattoos, high striker, bean bag toss, ring toss, and many more arts, crafts and activities.
·         Fun for the family: hay rides, Tracasaurus rides, paintball shooting practice, water balloon toss, cow milking contest, mini golf, petting zoo, kickball tournament (pre-register at Community Bank or on our website), pie auction, “tours” of police cars, an ambulance and fire trucks.
·         Food vendors: pizza, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, mini donuts, homemade bread, baked goods, cotton candy, sno cones, kettle corn, popcorn, cheese, kettle corn, coffee, beverages
·         Additional businesses and non-profits with information, and vendors selling jewelry, kitchenware, candles, cleaning products, totes/bags, paintings, dips/mixes and children’s books.  (and the garden club!!)

Looking for a way to get involved? We need volunteers (www.grantoberfest.com/volunteer) and donations of pies and bars for the Grantsburg Dollars for Scholars fundraiser (www.grantoberfest.com/pie-auction).

Grantoberfest is hosted by the Grantsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and is supported by the following premier sponsors: Grand Casino, The Pizza Place, Indianhead Credit Union, Burnett Medical Center, Community Bank and Burnett Dairy Cooperative.

Visit our website www.grantoberfest.com for more information. It’s going to be another great year for Grantoberfest! See you on the 21st! Questions? Contact Nicki Peterson at 715-463-5988 or info@grantsburgchamber.com.


Meeting Reminder, Thursday September 12, 6:30 PM Grantsburg High School

We are back to our regular meetings at the High School, room 111.

This is our annual plant exchange so bring what you have to share.  Plants and seeds!!

Program: Gathering and Using Natural Materials for Fall/Winter decorating, Mary Griesbach! Mary always does a fantastic presentation.

Business: Dues for next year, signup for refreshments, brainstorm for program ideas for 2014! Nominate new officers!!  Yikes, the year goes by so fast!

Refreshments: Becky and Linnea

Hope to see you there!