The Gardiner Day Committee: A Varied Role In Town
By Jewell Turner
From Issue 19: Summer 2013
This year, Gardiner Day in Majestic Park will take place on Saturday, September 14. Throughout the year the Gardiner Day Committee, currently made up of 20 members, organizes various fund-raising events such as dances, a plant sale, a spaghetti dinner and so on. These events, of course, keep Gardiner Day going, but they also do much more. This year the Gardiner Day Committee was, among other things, able to give $5,000 to the Parks and Recreation Committee to fund the building of a kitchen in the pole barn in Majestic Park, pay for an electric upgrade at Majestic Park and cover the cost of an excavator to grade and level an area of the park to better situate vendor tents on Gardiner Day.
And, few people know that as a service to Gardiner residents, the Gardiner Day Committee also organizes and hosts community events unrelated to Gardiner Day. These include an Easter egg hunt in Majestic Park in the Spring, tree lighting and caroling through the town during the winter holidays and, also in the spring, the annual Women Helping Women dance, the proceeds of which go to the Shelter for Battered Women. The Gardiner Day Committee is also responsible for the banners in Town, holiday wreaths and various additions to Majestic Park.
With so many irons in the fire, new ideas and new energy are always welcome. The Gardiner Day Committee is looking for new members to keep things going. If you’re interested, contact me at 255-9675 Ext. 103.