April 27, 2012 10:38AM
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:01AM
Minooka High holding plant sale
MINOOKA — Minooka High School will host its annual flower and plant sale 3-6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school’s greenhouse.
This year’s selection includes petunias, marigolds, salvia, geraniums, impatiens and more.
Flats of 48 mix-and-match plants cost $11 each, and 4-inch pot geraniums cost $1 each.
The event is first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Sara Strache by email at email@example.com.
Student greenhouse setting up shop
FRANKFORT — House of Blooms, the student-run greenhouse at Lincoln-Way East High School, will open for business Monday and sell a variety of annuals and vegetable plants.
Students in the school’s Special Service’s Transition Program have been cultivating the impatiens, coleus, geraniums, petunias, marigolds, celosia, bacopa, verbena, lantana, tomato plants and pepper plants for months.
The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Monday in the school greenhouse at 201 Colorado Ave.
Students plan to sell the geraniums for $3 a six-pack or $18 for a flat. All other annuals will be sold for $2 for a six-pack or $12 for a flat.
The potted plants, including Wandering Jew and Swedish Ivy, will be sold for $5 a plant.
The vegetable plants will be sold at various prices.
Students to get a dose of reality
PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield North High School senior class will gather around a mock car accident on Tuesday to witness firefighters, police officers and paramedics working to save the lives of some of their classmates.
Luckily, the accident and the injuries, will be staged as part of the school’s annual Operation Prom. The demonstration will begin at 8:20 a.m.
The police department will close 248th Street near the school 7:30-10 a.m. to make the exercise as realistic as possible.
Schools holding Diversity Nigh
FRANKFORT — Lincoln-Way North High School students plan to celebrate their diversity by hosting a Diversity Night with Summit Hill Junior High School from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria, 19900 S. Harlem Ave.
A number of students and their families have volunteered to set up stations in the school cafeteria where they will share information about their various cultures, countries and traditions.
The event is being coordinated by the school’s Student Council.
“The communities that attend Summit Hill Junior High and Lincoln-Way North High School are rich with diverse customs and traditions,” said Jason Pearson, Lincoln-Way North business and technology teacher and student council sponsor.