Since 1977, the Airdrie 1st Club has been a pillar of community service in Airdrie, tirelessly working on various projects to uplift and support the city and its residents. As they gear up for their next endeavour, it's all about green thumbs and goodwill.

On May 11th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Airdrie City Hall parking lot will transform into a vibrant hub for plant enthusiasts and craft shoppers. One of the organizers, the club's, Sharon the clubs secretary, said this event promises to be plentiful and right from their own gardens. 

"We're selling plants that our members have started, tomatoes and other annuals, members are digging up established perennials from their gardens to sell to the public."

Each purchase represents a beautiful addition to one's own green space and a contribution to a meaningful cause. Its unique purpose is to raise $5000 for a commemorative bench to be installed in an Airdrie park in 2027, marking the 50th anniversary of the Airdrie First Club. 

Sharon Uhrich, the secretary for the club explains that the idea came from Helen, the club's treasurer after a conversation about their surplus perennials last summer. Their brainstorming led to the realization that these plants could not only find new homes but also contribute to a larger community initiative.

Members of the Airdrie 1st Club have also crafted various handmade items, from trinkets to treasures, which will be available for purchase alongside the greenery. With Mother's Day just around the corner, these thoughtful creations offer perfect gifts for loved ones.

The timing couldn't be better, with the event coinciding with the lead-up to the May long weekend when most gardening enthusiasts do their planting for the season. It's an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate spring, and support a worthy cause.

Funds raised from the event will go directly towards the bench project, alongside supporting the club's ongoing hamper program, ensuring that the spirit of giving remains alive and well in Airdrie.

So head to city hall on May 11th and join the Airdrie First Club in their mission to cultivate community spirit