a 501(c)(3) organization
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." -–Audrey Hepburn
The Sea Girt Lighthouse
The Holly Club takes special pride in our efforts to beautify the historic Sea Girt Lighthouse. Built in 1896, the Sea Girt Lighthouse was functioning until WWII, when it was shut down due to fear of U-boats. Now open to the public from April-November, the Holly Club creates the fresh flower arrangements placed in the Lighthouse Library for Sunday tours. Members also care for the gardens of the Lighthouse - planting, watering, and weeding. Each December, the Holly Club takes pride and enjoyment in decorating the interior of the Lighthouse for the holidays.
The Holly Club also coordinates seasonal hanging baskets with an array of beautiful flowers throughout the Washington Blvd business district and The Plaza.
The Holly Club members recently collaborated with the Borough of Sea Girt to install design and install new holiday decor throughout the downtown business district on Washington Blvd and The Plaza. White pine roping, bright white lights, and fresh balsam wreaths with beautiful bows were a delight for all residents and visitors to enjoy.
The Holly Club recently purchased 22 beautiful white Azek planters to adorn the Sea Girt Boardwalk, Sea Girt Lighthouse and Library. Members conducted a successful fundraising campaign and purchased the planters to give back to the Sea Girt community. The club members collaborated with the Sea Girt Borough Administrator and Department of Public Works to select the flowers and provide sufficient irrigation. These planters will provide joy for residents and visitors from spring to fall.
Each month, the Club visits Preferred Care of Wall to assist residents in making flower arrangements. These arrangements are then displayed in the dining room to be enjoyed by all.
The committee “Operation Azaleas” was formed to revitalize, maintain, and enhance the azaleas that form the perimeter of Crescent Park in an effort to shine a spotlight on the fact that they serve as a living memorial to the first young man in Sea Girt lost to the Viet Nam War Joseph T. Kearns, LTC. In addition, we would like to also acknowledge the sacrifice of the Ciallella family who also lost their son John W. Ciallella in that conflict.
The Holly Club of Sea Girt is proud to award two scholarships to deserving high school graduates who plan to study horticulture.
To fund our projects, the Holly Club undertakes a variety of fundraising efforts. These efforts have included an annual luncheon, our popular Sea Girt beach badge raffle and our Color the Shore coloring book featuring iconic scenes of Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Manasquan. At every meeting, our members explore new and interesting ways to help raise funds for the club.
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