Once more, the members of the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs came together for a great fundraising event on February 27, 2015. Fashions with Flowers has been held for 17 years in the Richmond area and for most of those years, Nature Camp has been the sole beneficiary of the proceeds. The theme for this year’s event was “Fashionable Florals” and it took place at First Baptist Church on Monument Avenue. Lunch was catered by the ladies of the church. The main event was a floral design program presented by Betty Ann Galway. At the time of the event, she was on staff at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. She has a science/art background and has been designing for over 25 years. Her program was entertaining, informative and educational. Many of the tips and tricks she shared could be put into practice by even a neophyte like me!
The fashion show was great fun, with models from among the garden club women. They really know how to flaunt their style. A silent auction was held, and all the floral designs, including the table centerpieces, were raffled off. I was invited to the Richmond Council’s Annual Meeting & Luncheon in May to receive their generous donation of $1000. Many thanks to the members of the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs for their generosity and hard work.
– Amy Gonzalez, President, NCI