If it’s mid-February, it must be time for the Richmond Council of Garden Club’s stellar event, Fashions with Flowers. Two hundred plus attendees gathered in the meeting hall of Ginter Park Women’s Club to commune with other area Garden Club members, enjoy a show of flattering age-appropriate fashions from Dillard’s at Short Pump, watch a fascinating flower arranging demonstration by Sally Harrison, bid on some fabulous silent auction items and last but not least, eat a scrumptious luncheon catered by The Green Kitchen of Richmond. As usual, the event sold out by early to mid-December.
I was honored to be asked to speak to the gathering as a representative of Nature Camp. The proceeds from this event have been sent to Nature Camp, along with other contributions such as lifetime memberships, so that the Richmond Council’s gift exceeds $3000 per year. I was able to tell all these wonderful people what their contributions have helped to accomplish this year: scholarships for campers, equipment upgrades around camp and infrastructure upgrades such as our new well and water treatment system. I invited them all to plan a visit to camp, and just to give Flip a heads up, so they can see their contributions in person. Nature Camp’s relationship with Garden Clubs and their members continues to be a strong and cordial one. We are so very grateful for all the support we receive.
– Amy Gonzalez, President, NCI