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Garden tour and silent auction

CLARE — Join the Clare County Arts Council from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14 for a tour of eight local gardens located in Clare and Farwell. Enjoy a stroll through a wonderful mix of city and country gardens.  See these unique gardens showing diverse perspectives on outdoor living space. See a lovely country setting with an informal English garden, ponds with mixes of perennials and annuals.

The Art of Gardening will feature a silent auction of 12 painted and decorated children’s chairs. The chairs are currently displayed in the business windows of downtown Clare. On July 14, the chairs will be located at Tim and Gus Jelnecks garden.

You may purchase tickets at the Doherty Hotel for $8 per person. Each ticket lists the names and addresses of the featured gardens with a map on the back. Purchase your tickets from any member of the CCAC or at the Doherty. Tickets will cost $10 day of event.

Several restaurants plan to have a “garden tour lunch special”: Coffee Talk, The Doherty, Mulberry Café and The Whitehouse. Show your ticket for the special.

All funds raised go to supporting the Clare County Arts Council. For more information contact Carol Crawford 989 386-3861 or Lesley Smoltz 248 635-2248.

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