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

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.

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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