MANASQUAN — The Sea Lavender Garden Club held their annual Mother’s Day Plant and Bake Sale at Curtis Park on Saturday, May 13.
The event directly benefits the club’s scholarship fund that is awarded each year to students from the Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake or Spring Lake Heights areas.
Linda Leykam, board member of the Sea Lavender Garden Club, said five students had submitted applications for this year’s scholarship, which will be reviewed at the next meeting. Ms. Leykam said initial numbers have not been calculated yet for the sale and they will know how much the scholarship will be by next week.
The scholarship committee, headed by Michelle Barbakian, with board members Lorraine Gaffney and Mary Ann Jessop, will be making recommendations this week to which students should receive scholarships. Ms. Leykam said this year, there will at least be two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded.
Last year, the club awarded four $2,000 scholarships, which accumulated from plant sale profits, thanks to tremendous community support, despite a storm on the same day.
This year, the club featured a variety of hanging baskets, patio planters, smaller plants and verb and tomato plants. The Club had purchased all the plants from Barlow’s and Lanza’s and received tremendous support from the community.
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