Fun events for a cause
A record-breaking event!!!!
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The 26th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Plant Sale was one for the record books!!!! The overall campaign grossed over $162,000!!!!! Over 5,600 flats and 3,100 hanging baskets were sold through pre-order and retail sales!!!
Hundreds of volunteers from companies and organizations all over the community assisted us with this event. Whether is was helping with unloading and sorting flowers, delivering flowers to pre-order customers, or assisting customers at our retail operations, we simply could not execute an event of this magnatude without you!!! Employees representing WHBF, Ryan Companies, Kohl's, John Deere, Iowa-American Water, PB Leiner, Service Pro, Solutions Management Group, The Sedona Group, Quad City Bank & Trust and many many others provided many hands for light work!
We were honored to welcome the Scott County Extension Master Gardners to the event, whose volunteers provided much needed advice and consult to our customers!
Most importantly, we would like to thank all of our customers and supporters. For 26 years, this event has continued to grow. Each week prior to Mother's Day, we have the priviledge and honor of reconnecting and welcoming long-time friends and supporters. Each year, we are also fortunate to welcome new customers and organizations to the event. Without your steadfast commitment to our organization and in particular this event, we would not be able to provide the services to area youth that we have for these many years!
We are eternally grateful to our sponsors- large and small- for their support and investment. Whether it was a cash investment to help off-set the cost of purchasing the plants, or a donation of equipment and materials, everyone had a hand in making this event the most successful in our organization's history.
A special thanks to Kayla Keisey, Director of Events for BBBSMV for orchestrating such a successful and complext event. Kuddos also to Beth Clark for coordinating the most aggressive marketing campaign our organization has ever undertaken. Recognition also goes to the BBBS staff for stepping in and making the event a success for our customers and volunteers. We would also like to thank our site hosts- Northwest Bank & Trust, UnityPoint-Trinity, and STC Investments for allowing us to use your facilities for the week and for donating all the WATER!!!!
We also would like to thank Monte Schell for his long service to our organization as a member of our board of directors and on the Plant Sale Committee!! Thanks for all you do!!
Lastly, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to our fearless volunteer event chair Joe Farrell. Joe's tireless and positive commitment to our organization and this event is an inspiration. Thank you also to his wife Deb for supporting Joe's service and being there/helping throughout the week!
Click here to view our Retail PSA!!!!
The Largest Plant Sale in the area kicks off Friday, April 29th!
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Retail and Pick-Up Locations
Davenport: Northwest Bank Tower (pre-order pick-up & retail flats & hanging baskets)
Welcome Way & Kimberly Road
Friday, April 29th through Saturday, May 7th
(Note- now open all day Friday, April 29th!!!)
Moline: UnityPoint Health-Trinity (retail flats & hanging baskets)
500 John Deere Road
Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st
(Note- now open all day Friday, April 29th!!!!)
Macomb: STC Investments (across from HyVee) NEW LOCATION
1603 E. Jackson Street
Wednesday, May 4th through Saturday, May 7th
Full Flat- $17.00, Half Flat- $9.50 (most flats are 48 plants)
Hanging Baskets 10"- $18.00 each 12"- $23.00 each
Wave Petunia's (easy & cascading) 4" pot $2.50 each $10 6-pak
Geraniums 4" pot $2.50 each
Spikes, Sprengeri, Vinca Vine 4" pot $3.50 each
Specialty 5" pot $3.50 each
Hours of operation- in most cases the sites will be open at 8AM and close at 7PM. Will not be open on Mothers Day.
Checks, cash, debit/credit cards accepted!!!
For 26 years Big Brothers Big Sisters has hosted its annual Plant Sale fundraiser. The event has grown over the years to become not only a family tradition but also one of the largest plant sales in the midwest!! We now have three retail locations (Davenport, Moline and Macomb) and robust pre-order program for individuals, schools, groups and businesses. We expect to have available for purchase this year over 3,500 flats of flowers and 2,500 hanging baskets, just in time to welcome spring and celebrate Mother's Day.
Pre-Order Purchase Process:
Pre-ordering allows you, a group of friends/co-workers or your company to pre-order plant selections ahead of retail sales week. The pre-order can be an individual order for yourself, a group order with co-workers, family or friends or a corporate order for your workplace or church. When the big week arrives, your flowers are the first pulled, sorted and prepared for pick up at the retail site or delivered to your home/business. You are guaranteed your pre-ordered items and we stand behind the quality of our products!
Not sure what type of flowers you like or need for your home/business? Not a problem! You can view the variety and colors of our flowers on our online shopping cart or within our PDF version of the order form. Each source provides a visual of the flowers as well as the recommended environment the flowers would best thrive (sun, partial sun or shade).
There are some restrictions/conditions to consider when placing a pre-order: 1) For flats of annuals, you are only allowed to pre-order full or half flats of the same flower color and variety. 2) For Annual Bedding Plant selections- you can't order LESS than a half flat. 3) You CAN order individual hanging backets, Geraniums, Wave and Easy Wave Petunias! 4) Only pre-paid orders will be filled. 5) You can "combine" other orders (family, friends, co-workers) to create a group order for delivery. Each individual order needs to be completed and paid, "grouped" AND submitted together. Please clearly indicate the delivery location and point of contact on the first sheet. Note: it is recommended that you use the PDF or mail version of the pre-order form for group orders versus the online shopping cart. Call or email (563) 323-8006 /firstname.lastname@example.org to request printed order forms.
Pre-orders are filled at the Davenport plant sale site and guaranteed available for pick up or delivery. If your order is over $150, you have the option of having the pre-order delivered to your home or office (this includes group orders). Deliveries will run Friday, April 29th through Monday, May 2nd.
You can also elect to pick up your order at the Davenport Plant Sale Retail location. This option allows you to purchase additional plants or hanging baskets from a wide array of over 100 different varieties.
Click here to view the Individual Pre-Order PDF Form.
Click here to view the Corporate Pre-Order Form.
Click here to view the Plant Sale Brochure.
Click here to view our 2016 PSA!