Fundraiser for Flowers

Starving Artist will donate percentage of proceeds

The Ocean Grove Beautification Project will hold its annual fundraiser at the Starving Artist on Sat., Sept.15 and Sun., Sept.16. This event is an important source of income towards the group’s annual planting expenses.

The expenses this year were greater due to the extreme heat and the frequency and the amount of rain causing some damage to the flowers and sprinkler systems. Beautification, as it is known, depends on contributions from individuals, local government and non-profit organizations.  This year OGBP planted and maintained 17 gardens and five historical urns as well as the 92 boardwalk beach planters even in these extreme weather conditions.

The fundraiser for OGBP will be at the Starving Artist, 47 Olin St., Ocean Grove.  The Starving Artist donates a percentage of every meal check to Beautification. The restaurant’s hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Information about the organization, volunteer forms and pictures of all our planting areas will be on display at the restaurant.

The public is invited.

If you cannot make this event you can send contributions to the Ocean Grove Beautification Project. Checks must be made out to Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association and in the memo area it must state that is is for the Ocean Grove Beautification Project. and sent to the OG Camp Meeting Asso. at 54 Pitman Ave. P.O. Box 248, Ocean Grove, NJ, 07756.  If you would like to volunteer you can contact Connie Ogden for details at LadyOg23@aol.com.

The group will also be at the Ocean Grove Chamber’s Fall Festival Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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