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Please Join us in Support of
Historic Ellicott City's
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge
A benefit Run for Beautification Projects in Ellicott City's Historic District and in Support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital

 

 

The 7th Annual
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge
 

Are you Tough Enough to Tackle the Hills of Ellicott City?
Join us for this fun benefit run in support of beautification projects in Historic Ellicott City and also the Tina Broccolino/Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

 

 

Visit us online at www.HillsofMilltown5KChallenge.com
Register TODAY at www.ACTIVE.com 
Race Day Registrations begin at 7:00am

Flowers for All Moms!!

 

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Show your
Team
Spirit!

 

 

Register your store, company, office or team and get all of your friends and family involved to help us to raise awareness for the resources at Howard County General Hospital Cancer Resourse Center and to be a part of making our Historic town beautiful!

Register

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Post Race Party!
On the Courtyards of Tonge Row
Food, LIVE MUSIC & Prizes

       

 

Please contact us for Sponsorship interest or if you may be willing to volunteer!

 

 

 

 

Whipps Annual Plant Sale
Friday May 19 & Sat, May 20, 2017

Friday May 19 & Sat, May 20,  Ellicott City’s only public garden-park, run entirely by volunteers—the Whipps Garden Cemetery—will hold its annual fund-raiser Plant Sale at the First Lutheran Church at corner of Chatham and Frederick Road in Dunloggin.

The Whipps plant sale will feature many native perennial flowers, including many butterfly, rain garden, shade-loving, and deer-resistant plants.  Many of the plants, including natives so favored in today’s landscape, are donated from the gardens of Master Gardeners. The sale is a favorite of Ellicott City gardeners because it features many unusual and hard-to-find varieties.

Special features:  Master Gardener talks on ‘Building Rain Gardens’ by Caroline Feil,  Bee Kind Butterfly Gardening’ by Betty Walke and ‘Using Herbs’ by Robert Glascock on Friday along with accompanying plants for each.  Free compost bins will be available on Saturday morning.

The restoration of the 19th century cemetery into a garden park  began in 1987. The park is today maintained by the Howard County’s Master Gardeners and is open to the public daily. It is owned by a non-profit organization, the Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Inc. Began as a family burial ground in 1855, Whipps is no longer an active cemetery; the last burial was in 1915.

All proceeds from the annual plant sale go for the up-keep of the one-acre Whipps garden-park, and fund such projects as keeping fresh wood chips on all of the pathways, signage for trees, shrubs, and selected perennials. Weeding, mulching, planting, and general nurturing of the garden is done by Master Gardeners and other community volunteers, including two garden clubs—Cross Country and Branch and Twig. Those who maintain the park welcome additional volunteers, including student groups and families, who would like to “adopt” a small area to care for. Volunteers work every Thursday from 9 until Noon, weather permitting, March through October.

The Master Gardener program is operated by the University of Maryland Extension Howard County Master Gardeners—over a hundred men and women—work as volunteer throughout the County on a number of horticultural and environmental projects.

For more information about the Whipps Garden Cemetery, volunteer opportunities there, or the upcoming Plant Sale, call, email or text Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795,  agravelle@verizon.net

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