Tri Valley: Gardening Auction on March 30

Some of the Tri-Valley staff: from left, Sue Schropp, receptionist; Grace Kramer, employment coordinator; Alene Jolly, director of day services and Barb McCord, horticulture therapist.

Tri-Valley Developmental Services is having its’ bi-annual Gardener’s Christmas Auction on Saturday, March 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

It is a silent auction and plant sale which will feature annuals, garden tools, silk bouquets, and home and garden decor, TVDS Horticultural Therapist Barb McCord told the Chamber attendees Thursday morning.

Donations of gently used gardening items are sought by March 22 for the Compost Bin Market, which is part of the fundraiser.

The Gardeners Christmas Auction will benefit the Horticulture Therapy Program, which serves those with intellectual disabilities.

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce members take turns hosting a weekly coffee where they can tell about upcoming events.

During the March 14 coffee, Knights of Columbus Member Mark McCoy presented TVDS Executive Director Tim Cunningham with a check in the amount of $932. 67.

Cunningham told the donation will be put in the foundation funds that supports TVDS and used “to build homes” for the clients, he said.

Cunningham noted that TVDS has been in Fort Scott since 1978 offering services to people with developmental disabilities.

There will be a golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 14 at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott, Cunningham said.

Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapist Barb McCord tells the Chamber coffee attendees of the upcoming Gardener’s Christmas Auction on March 30. For more information call McCord at 620-223-3990 ext. 434.
Tri-Valley Executive Director Tim Cunningham, left, receives a check from Knights of Columbus Member Mark McCoy at the weekly Chamber coffee. The check for $932 will be used towards building homes, Cunningham said. TVDS offers housing options for people with disabilities including community homes and apartments.
Tri-Valley Developmental Services, 4305 Campbell Dr., in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park.

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