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May Mart Plant Sale planned in Scottdale

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Just in time for spring planting and Mother's Day, the West Overton Garden Society will be hosting its annual May Mart Plant Sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The annual sale will feature vegetables, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, succulent plants, indoor tropical plants and much more.

“This is our one and only fundraising event that we hold every year,” said Jan Brubacher, society member. “All proceeds will then be used to maintain the gardens and the grounds of West Overton.”

The sale will feature and wide array of heirloom and hybrid vegetables and a new “grafted tomato” that is a mixture of both.

“We sold out of our tomatoes really early last year so we planned for that this year,” Brubacher said.

The event also will feature vendors who will offer specialty coffees, teas and pastries.

In addition, Saturday will be the season opening of the museum and the historic homestead.

“This is a great event for people to come and buy a few plants and walk around and learn about West Overton,” Brubacher said.

There also will be a “swap” table, inviting visitors to take a plant and leave a plant.

“We are going to have all kinds of different plants and many different varieties of vegetables,” Brubacher said. “Some of the heirlooms that we will have will come from the gardens at West Overton and others will come from various greenhouses in the area.”

Brubacher said the group also is looking for volunteers to help work in the gardens and the grounds of the historical site.

“Right now, we only have about five of us so we could really use some people who would like to help us,” Brubacher said. “We meet once a week and work.”

The May Mart is free to attend and parking is suggested next to the Amish Pantry.

For directions visit www.westovertonvillage.org.

For information or to volunteer call 724-640-4180.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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