The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club is proud to present a very special program, “A Bouquet of Memories from the Met,” by renowned floral designer Chris Giftos.
While Mr. Giftos is well known in the Town of Woodbury and its environs, some may not be aware that for 33 years he worked his magic as a flower designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While at the Met, he created literally thousands of splendid floral designs for which he gained international acclaim
and recognition. For this special occasion, Mr. Giftos will make six flower arrangements which will be raffled off at the end of the event. His narrative will be peppered with entertaining anecdotes from his days of working with numerous celebrities whose names will be familiar to all who attend.
The event will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at the Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road,Woodbury. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. when attendees will receive a gourmet box lunch that is being prepared by The Pantry in Washington
A raffle of gift certificates from local merchants will be held prior to 1:00 p.m. at which time Mr. Giftos will begin his presentation.
The price of admission is $40.00 in advance and $45 at the door, including lunch. Tickets may be purchased in
advance at Canfield Corner Pharmacy, the Woodbury Drug Store or by calling 860 354 8339. The Old Town Hall
will be adorned with beautiful Oriental rugs provided by Karen Hughes, the owner of Abrash Galleries and Antiques in Woodbury. This promises to be a very special
experience for all.
Funds raised by the garden club from this event will go back to the community in the form of planting and maintenance of numerous town gardens and public spaces as well as community outreach programs such as youth and senior workshops. At holiday time, members construct the manywreaths and swags that adorn town buildings. The club also offers a scholarship award.
For additional information, please call the above phone number or consult the club’s website at www.pomperaugvalleygc.org.