What was happening? On Saturday, May 19th, The 4th annual family fun day and fundraiser on the grounds of a working 1915 Petaluma homestead with free admission and parking, at 205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove.
We had plenty of live music, free activities, parent-and-child games and contests with $25 prize Gift-Cards donated by local feed and country store sponsors!
Who does it help? Artful Arrangements is a 501(c)(3) charity finding ways for parents (or grandparents) and their children to play together that are affordable and fun – because that’s how kids practice in public what is being taught at home about good manners, social skills and respect for elders, before they get a cell phone. Proceeds from the Grand Drawing and libations and food sales help fund their programs and services. Visit our Facebook Event Page
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
River Town Feed & Pet Country Store, Hunt & Behrens, Inc., Maselli and Sons Hardware, Jay Palm's Saddle Shop, Frizelle Enos Feed Co., Martin Ranch Supply, Bataeff Salvage, Mead Clark, Western Farm Center, Garrett Ace Hardware!
Grand Drawing tickets Sponsors: Casini Ranch Family Campground, Garden Valley Ranch, Andy's Produce Market, Scandia Family Fun Center, Double Decker Lanes, Triple H Riding Center and Cal Skate of Rohnert Park – the prizes were all things a family can do together!
Thank you to all of our food and refreshment donors!
Costco, Trader Joe's, Skippy's, Oliver's Market, Petaluma Market, Grocery Outlet, Sprouts and Laugunita's Brewing Co.
Thank you to all of our entertainers who donated their time!
Dave Hooper, Elizabeth Boaz, Roger Bolt & Borderline, Rob Fox, Scott Gerber, The Spyralites, Credo High American Music Ensemble, Rick Minervine (Master of Ceremonies), and Krieg Wunderlich (PA/Sound System Donor)
A very special thank you to Rancho Adobe Fire District, Petaluma People Services and ALL the volunteers who helped! You are appreciated!
Rooted in Sonoma County Agriculture!
Artful Arrangements was established in 2007 with a membership in Sonoma County Farm Trails.
The plants used in the living-gift arrangements are propagated on site, each one an individual
work of art. Also a member of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Artful Arrangements leases the homestead grounds at205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove, CA 94951, for $1 per year.. It is the site of a solar-powered 1915 working
homestead - a "slice of authentic country life" in beautiful Sonoma County.Artful Arrangements has one area of focus: Developing ways for parents (or grandparents) and children to spend a little quality time together - for much needed joy and connection - that are affordable, convenient, fast and fun!
Artful Arrangements, TAX ID #81-1096263, is a nonprofit delivering, at no charge, it's mission in five ways:
1) The Parallel Family Play booth at public family events (free).
2) Treasured Time Pick-Up Activity program (free, at schools).
3) Saturday's Free Drop-In at the homestead between 10am-2pm.
4) Our Four Annual Events on the homestead (free).
5) We email (free) "Paired" Coloring Pictures to Friends.
In addition, at low cost, we deliver our mission in the following four ways:
1) Two-Hour Team Activities at the homestead.
2) The "Fun for the Kids" Homestead Tour & Planting Experience on the homestead.
3) Group Field Trips to learn about soil erosion and farm animals.
4) Venues for family celebrations, such as birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings and showers.
5-H "Heart Art"
Health, Happiness, Healing, Harmony, and Hope
The Giftshop/Gallery is open every Saturday from 10am to 2pm, and parents who bring children can help them Plant-a-Plant for free. Gift Delivery (like a florist, but not cut flowers) is available anywhere in Sonoma County. Simply call 707-664-8656, and you will be helped to select a gift for your loved one. The Core Wishes of Artful Arrangements are Health, Happiness, Healing, Harmony and Hope, and each product has a complimentary card expressing those desires.
Supporting Children, Families, & Aligned Nonprofits
Raising children today is not easy. We are confronted with their distraction by electronic devices (at a much younger age than drugs did in the 1980’s and 1990’s). Children remember the time you spend with them, and a visit to Artful Arrangements allows you to create a memorable experience for your child.
To get a feel for the passion and driving force behind the organization, click on “About, The Difference” - you’ll find info on the mission, message, philosophy, motto, slogan, saying, core wishes, and tag line. Your interest in and support of Artful Arrangements is appreciated. We hope to hear from you soon.