An upcoming Garden Party will feature food, fun and flowers—and the opportunity to help adults with developmental disabilities flourish in the community.
Rappahannock Adult Activities will host the event from 6-8 p.m. on April 25 at 750 Kings Highway. Partygoers will enjoy:
- Live music from Karen Jonas and Tim Bray
- Heavy hors d’ouvres from The Community Café
- Beer from Spencer Devon Brewing
- Wine from Kybecca
Additionally, guests will first dibs on RAAI’s popular spring plants before the annual sale begins on April 26. The most popular varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables often sell out in the first days of the sale.
Helping Adults Flourish in Our Community
Tickets will cost $35, and proceeds will provide YMCA memberships, museum passes and swimming passes for participants of RAAI’s day support program. This program allows adults with developmental disabilities to remain in their community. The money from the Garden Party will offer opportunities for exercise, education and excursions.
“Our goal is to make sure each person in our program gets to do the things they want and love to do and to explore and discover new interests and passions.”
Lacey Fisher, coordinator of day support services for Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
For more than 40 years, RAAI day support services have helped caregivers be able to maintain jobs and hobbies, while providing adults with developmental disability chances to develop hobbies and friendships. RAAI serves more than 160 individuals in the City of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
Helping Your Home & Garden Flourish
The Garden Party will kick off the Annual Spring Plant Sale, which will be held April 26—May 11. RAAI participants grow more than 100 plant varieties. Plants will be available for purchase:
- Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
The sale will feature a large selection of annuals, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. This year, RAAI has also added succulents and native plants to the sale.
Purchase tickets online or by calling RAAI at 540/373-7643.