Wicker Park Garden Club

2018 Fountain Decorating Social in Wicker Park

Wicker Park Garden Club & Advisory Council will Kick off the Holiday Season with community spirit and even some long-standing decorating competition! Join us and help decorate Wicker Park's historic Gurgoyle Fountain. We will begin by cutting up 30 trees to make greens for the urns, collect ornamental grasses and dried flowers from the park's 10,000 sq. feet of garden, then decorate the 12 urns and install lights and garland on the fountain.

LOCATION: Wicker Park - 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

TOOLS: Bring Gloves, Pruners, Loppers, Small Hand Saws if you Have Them.

BRING FOOD: Bring some finger food to Share!

MORE INFO: [email protected] 

The Event is a Partnership between Wicker Park Garden Club and

Wicker Park Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, and City Tree Delivery

 

Date: 11/17/2018 (Sat.)

Location: Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen - Meet at Fountain

Created by:  Douglas Wood
 
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Time (CST) Available Slot
8:00am - 10:00am  

Carry Trees 2 blocks to the Park - Put on West Side of Fountain - Begin Cutting Off Branches for the Urns (12)

Bring From Big Star at Damen/Wicker Park Ave. to East Side of Fountain

 
3 of 12 slots filled

Monitor Food Room (3)

Greet People, Help Them Display Their Food, Clean UP Tables When Dirty

 
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Cut Branches off Trees (12)

Bring Loppers, Pruners, Gloves If You Have Them.

 
2 of 12 slots filled

Assemble The Cut Grasses and Ornaments (8)

INSIDE FIELD HOUSE - You will Work Inside to tie bundles of grasses and prepare ornaments to decorate urns

 
3 of 8 slots filled

Move Greens, Branches, Grasses, Ornaments to Urns (12)

 
3 of 12 slots filled

Check All Lights & Deliver to Installation Points (6)

 

Monitor Food Room (3)

Greet People, Help Them Display Their Food, Clean UP Tables When Dirty

 
1 of 3 slots filled
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Decorate Urns (20)

You will be Instructed on using greens, grasses, ornament and CREATE. Use Landscape pins on Each Branch to secure into the urn.

 
9 of 20 slots filled

Monitor Food Room (3)

Greet People, Help Them Display Their Food, Clean UP Tables When Dirty

 
2 of 3 slots filled
2:00pm - 5:00pm  

Decorate Urns (20)

You will be Instructed on using greens, grasses, ornament and CREATE. Use Landscape pins on Each Branch to secure into the urn.

 
1 of 20 slots filled

Give Light Strands to Workers in Bowl-Top Section of Fountain (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled

Install Lights on bottom Pedistal (5)

Wrap Lights around base of fountain

 
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Install Garland (8)

 
2 of 8 slots filled
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Tear Down Food Room & Clear Fountain Court (5)

Complete by 4:50pm - Field House Closes at 5pm

 
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