Tickets to go on sale for 16th annual Downers Grove Garden Walk

  • The Detmer garden was featured at a previous Downers Grove Garden Walk. Tickets for this year's walk on July 9 go on sale on Friday, June 3.

    The Detmer garden was featured at a previous Downers Grove Garden Walk. Tickets for this year's walk on July 9 go on sale on Friday, June 3. Courtesy of Michelle Waltmire

 
 
Updated 5/25/2022 11:43 AM

The 16th annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held on Saturday, July 9. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove which is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Tickets for the walk entitle participants to a lovely day viewing beautiful gardens in the village of Downers Grove while helping to support previously homeless families. The gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Bridge Communities focus is to transform the lives of homeless DuPage County families by guiding them to a better future including providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement, and a stable environment in which families can become self-sufficient and sustain their independence.

The cost to support each family is around $12,000 to $14,000 annually. Each family is mentored for 2 years making our involvement a large and very exciting outreach in which the church is happy to be involved.

The garden walk is the church's main fund raiser for the Bridge Communities with 100% of the proceeds from the Garden Walk going to support the work of the Bridge Board.

Recent years have added a spring concert highlighting the musical talents of our congregation, videos of which can be viewed on the church's YouTube channel.

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Tickets for the 2022 Garden Walk go on sale on Friday, June 3.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event and may be purchased in person at Community Bank of Downers Grove and Anderson's Book Store in Downers Grove, at Phillips Flowers & Gifts in Westmont, and at the Growing Place in Naperville.

Tickets may be purchased online at DGFUMC.ORG/Gardenwalk.

Please go to DGFUMC.ORG/Gardenwalk for information about the beautiful gardens and a sneak preview.

We appreciate your support and know you will enjoy the time spent outdoors in the lovely gardens.

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