SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Community Center in Syracuse will be the site this weekend for the Meigs County Garden Clubs’ annual Holiday Flower Show.
Chester Garden Club, Wildwood Garden Club, Winding Trail Garden Club and the Rutland Friendly, along with the Shade Valley Council of Floral Arts, will be presenting the show titled “Christmas in the City.”
This year’s city theme will include New York City, The Big Apple; Seattle, The Emerald City; Los Angeles, City of Angels; Denver, The Mile High City; Los Vegas, City of Lights; Hollywood, Tinseltown; Bethlehem, Pa., The Christmas City; and Louisville, Ky., City of Beautiful Churches.
Miami, The Magic City, is an interpretation of the magic of Christmas. Wreaths and Swags will be presented with the theme San Francisco, The Golden City. Wrapped packages will be included in New Orleans, and what holiday show would be complete without Santa Claus?; arrangements in this category will include a Santa figurine.
For some great ideas for setting your Christmas dining room table, view the functional table settings created using the theme of Roanoke, Texas, Dining capital of Texas.
A junior horticulture division will have examples of naturally dried roadside material and evergreens. Also on display are ornaments made from natural materials from groups age 6 and younger and ages 7 and older.
Both garden club members and the community are encouraged to participate in the horticulture division, where they can display holly, berried branches, evergreens, blooming and foliage house plants and potted cacti or succulent that have been owned and grown by the exhibitors for at least three month.
The public is also invited to participate in the Invitational, Pittsburgh, The Golden Triangle.
All entries are to be staged under the direction of the placement committee beginning at 8 a.m and no later than noon on Saturday, Nov. 21. They must remain in place until 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday using rules for standard flower show practices as outlined by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc.
The garden clubs will begin setting up the Center at 6 p.m. Friday and may be available to answer questions concerning entries at that time.
This year’s show is sure to be a beautiful venue to begin the holiday season. The Meigs County Garden Clubs wish to ivite the public to view the entries from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.
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