LCHS pot or basket dropoff this Saturday; Cornerstone sale May 1-2, 8-9

LYNDEN — Plants do keep growing and their beauty and care can provide beauty and therapy. And so two plant sales of local schools are continuing this spring in spite of the coronavirus.
LCHS
 
Lynden Christian High School’s horticulture program will sell plants to the public while adhering strictly to some guidelines.
 
This is the schedule, according to an online posting:
  
• Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. is basket drop-off day. Drop off baskets or pots to be filled.
 
Staff in orange vests will direct cars to the correct location by the greenhouse sales area. Attendants will take orders and label pots.
 
• The following week, orders will be planted and the school will eventually contact people about their total amount due and arrange a later pickup time and date. 
 
• From May 2 through May 16, the LCHS greenhouses will be open for sales only during posted hours, which are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
 
Baskets purchased must be taken — no holding in the greenhouses this year.
 
To avoid congestion and observe social distancing, no planting will be done during sale hours.
 
“Because we care about our LC families and those facing hardship, we will be offering special prices this year. We hope to complete our sale in two weeks” is the notice.
 
With any questions, contact Karen at khoogerhyde@lyncs.org.
 
Cornerstone
 
Cornerstone Christian School will have its annual plant sale May 1-2 and 8-9 at 8872 Northwood Rd. on the northeast side of town.
 
“We have permits in hand and will be opening our sale to the public,” says organizer Leshia Kuiper. “There are still hundreds of plants left for you to enjoy and purchase.”
 
The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the two Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Saturdays.
 
“Our open-air shopping environment will provide plenty of space for social distancing measures — no entering of the greenhouse, please,” Kuiper says.

Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.