Just thinking about lavender brings up thoughts of beautiful fragrance and feelings of calm. The Lavender Festival in Newberg, Oregon, celebrated all aspects of this lovely plant. The festival featured art, and all things lavender, from lavender lemonade and ice cream to lavender essential oils to decorative pillows depicting lavender themes.
Fund Raising Success
At the Chehalem Valley chapter booth, we chatted with visitors about our purpose as Sorpotomists and sold gifts made or donated by our members and supporters. Items included throw pillows with a lavender theme, lavender bath salts, soup bowl caddies, hand-made soaps and local jams and spice mixes. We raised over $1000 toward our projects – an impressive amount to be sure!
Fun and Learning
Members learned how to promote the items and process payments. We had opportunities between visitors to get to know each other better, to learn about each other’s talents and passions. And we had fun!
It’s Your Turn!
If you missed the Lavender Festival and would like to purchase any of the items featured in this article, please visit our website at www.sicv.org and click on the “Help Us Help Others” tab.
If you would like to be part of the fun and help support girls and women to become their best, we would love you to be our guest. We meet the first Thursday of the month at First Federal, 121 N Edwards, Newberg, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Our next meeting is in September. See you then!