The Monts, Bob and Judy, are relocating soon to
Texas, and their home is now pending sale as they prepare to make
that big move.
On Saturday shoppers came to the annual sale for an opportunity to
grab up some incredible plants at bargain basement prices while
helping out a special fundraising effort and also to say good-bye to
a fellow gardener.
Monts says she can’t remember for sure how long she’s been holding
the sale, probably about seven or so years. It began when one spring
she decided to thin out her day lily garden by hosting a sale and
giving all the proceeds to the Harvest of Talents. After that first
year, it became an annual tradition and always with the money going
to the same worthy cause.
The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is an ongoing
annual fundraiser hosted by the Lincoln Christian Church. The church
annually raises money in excess of $100,000 through a number of
fundraisers including the Spring Tea held for ladies only in April,
and the Harvest of Talents Market Day held in the fall and other
events in between.
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The money raised is donated to the International
Disaster Emergency Service and provides food for starving
populations around the world.
While the day was a bit bittersweet, it was good to
see Judy out talking to customers about her plants, helping them
make the perfect selections and wishing them good luck when they get
those plants home to their new garden spots.
Bob and Judy will be missed in the community, by their church, and
also by the Harvest of Talents, but at the same time, all wish them
the best in the future and hope that they enjoy and settle in nicely
to their new home in Texas.