MANASQUAN — Members of the Sea Lavender Garden Club were joined by Manasquan High School students last week with the goal of “painting the town yellow” for the spring.
About a dozen students who are members of the high school’s Key Club met with the garden club on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and spent the afternoon planting 850 daffodil bulbs around the town’s commercial district on Main Street and Broad Street.
The daffodil sale was the club’s sole fundraiser this year due to the postponement of the Mother’s Day Plant and Bake Sale and the local Garden Tour until next year due to coronavirus concerns.
“Thanks to the success of this fundraiser, the club is able to have monthly program meetings by Zoom, buy additional plants for the town gardens and in the spring give scholarships to area college bound seniors,” said garden club member Linda Leykam.
According to Ms. Leykam, the club sold 6,200 daffodil bulbs to family, friends and neighbors — netting about $4,500 after expenses. Additionally, the club received $950 in donations from 48 people.