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Children’s Learning Garden fundraiser shines at Lewes Tulip Festival

Lewes In Bloom booth cancelled April 9 due to inclement weather forecast
March 30, 2016

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday, April 9, the Lewes in Bloom Tulip Celebration booth at Zwaanendael Park has been cancelled. All of the handcrafted items (except for the tulips) will be available at the Lewes in Bloom Spring Plant Sale, May 7. Lewes in Bloom expresses thanks to all who helped plan Saturday’s event.

The LIB Children’s Learning Garden fundraiser remains in progress April 7 to 10. Supporting businesses include Blooming Boutiques, Lewes Gifts, Lewes Wear and Treasures. Each of Micha Seto's shops is donating a portion of sales Thursday, April 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. Sweet Frog on Route 1 will donate 15 percent of its sales from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7.

Aquamarine on Second Street will donate a portion of its sales from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 8. Dairy Queen on Lewes Beach will participate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 9, and Kids' Ketch on Second Street will take part from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 10. Also contributing will be Deanna's, Edie Bees, Agave, Nectar and Crooked Hammock.

Residents will also have the opportunity to dine at local restaurants which will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Children’s Learning Garden. Look for a Shop and Dine flier in early April.

The garden is a Lewes In Bloom project with a mission to create a learning garden so families can see how local fruits, flowers and vegetables grow. April through August, special event days such as Earth Worm Day, Lady Bug Day and Insect Safari Day will be held. A Monday morning garden-inspired Story Hour is led by Maureen Miller, Lewes Public Library children’s librarian. Friday morning activities include Arts & Crafts, Music, Zumba and Cooking.

For more information contact Nancy Phillips, co-chair of Lewes In Bloom and chair of the Children’s Learning Garden at nandfp@yahoo.com.

LIB will assist the city with the Tulip Dig in April this year. Watch for more news about it. Residents are invited to come to specific locations with a bag and a spade and will be able to dig any number of the 12,000-plus bulbs planted throughout Lewes last fall and take them home for their own garden.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization of more than 170 members, who in 2015 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large.

It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, Art in Bloom, floral displays, and more.

With Lewes in Bloom’s assistance, Lewes won the America in Bloom Champions Award for small towns at the 2015 America in Bloom Symposium in Holland, Mich. Information on membership and support can be found at www.lewesinbloom.org or on Facebook.