[Chalice] Unitarian Church[Chalice]
Quincy, Illinois

16th & Hampshire Streets
Sunday Services at 10:45 a.m.
Religious Education During the Service
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Unitarian Plant Sale

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Quincy Unitarian Church Annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale has become an annual spring tradition in Quincy. The "Plant Sale Church," as we have come to be known, will hold this year's event on Saturday, April 28.

On Plant Sale day, we ask our patrons to enter through the front doors of the church, nearest Hampshire Street. (Handicap accessibility is available at the 16th Street exit doors.) On your way to the Garden Room and all the plants, you'll be tempted to stop at the Bake Sale in our Heritage Room, next to the Sanctuary. The Books are down the stairs, in the basement.

Many of the plants have been dug from our members' gardens. Such varieties as Hosta, Raspberries and an occasional tree are available alongside conventional varieties of garden vegetables and seedling flowers at competitive prices. You will find house plants that our members have divided for you. Al Beck's Saved Seed Collection continues to be a feature of our plant sale. Al has donated over 60 varieties of Heritage tomato seeds; many herb, squash, cucumber, and pepper seeds to the church. These are unusual varieties that are not found in seed stores.

The Bake Sale includes Pies, Cakes, Breads, Cookies, Jams and Jellies. You might also find several specialty items, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc., if they haven't already been snapped up before you arrive.

Our Used Books in the Basement cover every genre: Fiction and Non-, Romance and Mystery, How-to books and Coffeetable books. This year we are anticipating a major renovation of our Basement Space. We will be pricing our books at the "give-away" level! First come, first served.

Over the decades, the original Plant Sale has evolved. We've added baked treats and used books. We've moved the plants from the basement of our original building into our New Addition, "The Garden Room." And we've moved the books from makeshift boards on the backs of the pews to rolling bookshelves in the basement. The leadership has been steady and new people have brought new ideas to improve the quality of our Annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale. If you've never attended, it doesn't matter where your interests lie, you are in for a treat.

We took some pictures during the Plant Sale several years ago, and prepared this slide show.