Mother’s Day Event To Benefit Goodell Gardens

EDINBORO – Treat mom to a uniquely special event this Mother’s Day at Goodell Gardens!

On Sunday, May 14, Goodell Gardens will present their 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Event at the Gardens. Proceeds of this event go to support cultural and educational programming at Goodell Gardens & Homestead.

The event includes a brunch buffet catered by Cali’s West Catering (Erie), a build-a-bouquet station with flowers from the Robin’s Nest (Edinboro), coffee and teas from Happy Mug Coffee (Edinboro), mimosas made with Mazza Wines’ Bare Bones Moscato (North East), desserts by Cakes by Amanda (Cambridge Springs), family photos in the garden taken by Goodell staff members, and mini thumbprint family trees from Lisie’s Pieces (New Castle, PA).

“We recognized that Mother’s Day is a great time to visit the Gardens,” Goodell spokeswoman Amber Wellington said. “But when planning a Mother’s Day event, we also recognized the reality that Edinboro’s infamous weather might put a damper on any event we planned. And so, we chose to a program that could happen entirely inside the Events Barn, if need be.”
Wellington explained that Goodell’s circa 1840s Events Barn is transformed into a “pop-up” restaurant of sorts, where guests can purchase tickets ahead of time to enjoy the event with their moms.
This year’s menu, once again prepared by Calamari’s catering division, Cali’s West, will include assorted quiches, a French toast “bar” with toppings like fruit and maple syrup, a ham carving station, roasted potatoes, a mixed greens salad, rolls and, of course dessert.

Drinks will include breakfast juices, mimosas and coffee and teas that have been paired with the menu by Happy Mug Coffee owner Matt Shay.

After enjoying their meal, guests are invited to build a bouquet with flowers from the Robin’s Nest, tour the grounds at Goodell Gardens and have their photo taken by Goodell staff members. Photos will be printed and mailed to guests after the event.

New this year, guests will also have the option of making a piece of family-themed art to take home with them. Lisie’s Pieces, owned by Edinboro Alumna Lisa Contessa who now lives in New Castle, has donated supplies for a Mini Family Tree Thumb Print station. Each table will be invited to use their thumbprints to create the leaves of their family tree to take home as a keepsake.

“Goodell Gardens is so excited to host this wonderful event once again,” Wellington said. “We love seeing our members and supporters spend a special day here with their moms. “

Tickets for this event are $37 for member of Goodell Gardens, $47 for nonmembers, and guests can choose between a 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. reservation. Other ticket options, including tickets for children and a membership package are also available. To meet catering and ordering deadlines, tickets must be purchased no later than Friday, April 28. Make your reservation today at

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