From the Digest

Winter Party to Return in Person

Marge Williams won an Opuntia tephrocactus during a past party. Join us in December for auctions, prizes and more.

WHERE: The Heights, Argus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

WHEN: December 12, 2021
1:00-4:00 p.m.

RSVP: Reply by Nov. 15 to Susan Carpentier at or 314-409-1897 to help us comply with COVID restrictions and determine how many plants to buy.

Party On

At the September HSCSS Zoom meeting, those attending were asked to answer a short questionnaire on how to approach having a winter holiday party this year. We realize not all members participated, but there were enough who did to conclude what would be most agreeable with the majority of the membership.

Results: You decided to have an in-person party with these provisions:

  1. No food can be served or brought to the event.
  2. Masks will be worn at all times. (Required by facility.)
  3. Proof of vaccination is not necessary, but appreciated.
  4. Parts of the event may be recorded or presented on Zoom for those not attending.

In this way, the club will move a little closer to normality while staying safe. Zoom meetings have been a boon for us all, but they don’t replace being together.

The Winter Holiday Party will be a fun time to see friends and bid on both inexpensive and more pricey, mature plants, as well as non-plant-related items. There will also be a raffle, attendance prizes and a game or two. (Please note that auction bidding and other purchases will be available only to those present at The Heights.)

Hopefully this party will be the start of our club’s return to in-person meetings. So please let Susan know if you are coming. We don’t want anyone to miss this nice holiday present for us all.