The Springfield Garden Club recently enjoyed a "Fall Arrangement Workshop" where they learned the design basics of flower arranging from Berthe Cowles of www.Vermontflowerladies.com of Londonderry.
Not only did they have fun creating their own arrangement to take home, this provided them to opportunity to review and perfect their skills in preparation for their Creative Workshop where they will be making holiday centerpieces and wreaths to sell at their upcoming Festival of Trees.
The public is invited to attend their 17th annual Festival of Trees with the theme of "An Olde Fashioned Christmas" which will take place on Friday, November 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fullerton Inn in Chester. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the door.
This event typically kicks off the holiday celebration season in the area. It is a festive evening of viewing the holiday trees decorated by the creative garden club members. A favorite will be the Scherenschnitt tree with intricately cut paper decorations that the club members painstakingly created using old fashioned traditional German scissor-cutting techniques.
This gala holiday party will feature hors d'oeuvres, wine and cider. There will be holiday decorations created by the members for purchase as well as featured items for a Silent Auction and many prizes to be awarded in raffle drawings.
This is the major fundraiser of the club which supports their community projects, mainly their civic beautification of local community garden areas and student scholarships.