Mrs. C's Retreat

A project by: Lisa Marotz


WE RAISED $3,470

from 11 donors

9 months, 2 weeks ago

2 Days Left.

$480 to go.  Inches from the finish line.

On track to have 5,000+ visitors this Garden Glow season to come and see the lights.  

Opening night, Saturday 12-7-19:  526 Garden Glow visitors

In 2018, it took 6 nights of Garden Glow to get to that mark.

Just a few more snowflake level gifts.  A couple of tree level gifts.  That would get us to the target.

Will we get there?  Lisa

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Music and Mistletoe.  CHECK!

Garden Glow - night #1.  CHECK!  (then multiply that by 526, as that is the number of visitors we had come through - INCREDIBLE.  Never have we welcomed so many on one evening!)

Trolley Rides - CHECK!  (still collecting data on the number of riders)

SANTA visit - CHECK!  230 came to see the man in red and give him their wish list.

Garden Glow - night #1.  IN PROGRESS.  7:45pm - 208 guests.

Come and see.  Lisa

10 months ago

On this day of giving, I wonder if we can reach $2,000 yet tonight.

All things are possible.  I know this for a fact!


10 months ago

Today is Giving Tuesday.  Excitedly awaiting how this day will unfold.  The number of individuals, households, businesses, and special groups that lend a hand to McCrory Gardens is humbling.

Giving Tuesday.  Follows Black Friday, Shop Local/Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday.  A time to reflect on rallying together to help our neighbor - an entire community coming together for non-profit entities all around the globe.

If you are reading this, please tell others about the reasons YOU have chosen to take the time to give back.  Priceless are the positive words you share with another.  It's one of the greatest gifts.

All monetary gifts given to McCrory Gardens is tax deductible.  

Super excited for Friday night - 12/6/19.  We'll light up the night with THOUSANDS of lights on display throughout the Gardens.  

Keeping the glow going.  Lisa

10 months, 1 week ago

What an exciting day!

Not only did Mrs. C's Retreat receive gifts of the financial nature, but the trees of our Enchanted Forest received some decorations!  Our "traditional" trees get wrapped with 1,000 lights; this year's new level of giving - the "premier" trees, will be adorned with ornaments and 1,000 lights.  I shopped and shopped for just the right embellishments and was left feeling a little anxious about not finding them.  And then, ta da!  They came walking in our front door. 

With grateful hearts for the unexpected gifts, thank you to all that have contributed thus far to Mrs. Claus's Retreat and to McCrory Gardens in general.  Please know that YOU keep us growing and glowing!   

It's certainly been a day to remember to slow down and be watching, waiting.  

Humbled by generosity,


10 months, 2 weeks ago

WHy am I surprised?

We are only 2.75 days into the fundraiser and already 33% funded.  With only 3 donors.  People who love McCrory are REALLY showing it!

I'm usually long on words, but they escape me at the moment.  

These gifts go beyond generosity- Lisa