Pictured above (left to right) are Martha Heller of the Oak Branch Garden Club, Marilyn Tyger, of the Portage County Herb Society and Cc-chair of the event, and Becky Head of the Oak Branch Garden Club wrapping up the recent Harvest Market Event at the Portage County Gardeners in Rootstown.

The Portage County Gardeners’ Center wants to thank everyone who supported their Harvest Market event.  Craig Stevens of Ravenna won the helicopter ride raffle held during the event.

The next phase of the fall fund raiser formally held in Oct. will now be Fri. Nov 13, 2015  from 4-8p.m. and Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the  Portage County Gardeners’ Center at 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44240 (Rootstown area) the official title is the Holiday Craft and Gift Boutique.

The opening night will feature free refreshments with your purchase of a $5.00 entry fee ticket at the door or from any PCGC member and on Sat. lunch will be available for a reasonable cost with a $1.00 entry fee ticket. Juried crafters will have handmade items available, as will the members of the Portage County Gardeners. A bake sale by the members will include jellies, jams and chutneys, bread mixes, cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and more.

The Chinese Auction will be open on both days and closes on Sat. around 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the Chinese Auction will cost $1.00, $5.00 or $10.00, depending upon the number of chances one wishes to purchase.  You choose where to place your tickets for the items of interest to you for a chance to win.

Crafters are still needed for this event. Since this is a  juried evet, submission of  photos and description of your products is requested.   Please call Mary Jo Ryan at 330-296-3633 to be considered for an 8’ space with or without electric.  We are in need of crafts not usually made by PCGC members such as wood, metal, leather, walking sticks, and pottery.  We make cards, knitwear, jewelry, wreaths, swags, gift baskets and more.

Mark your calendars for Nov. 13 and 14.  Plan ahead and do some holiday shopping at this wonderful event. There will still be some fall decorations, but Christmas and other holiday décor decorations will be featured.  Other questions call Mary Jo.