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Botanical Garden Will Have Three Events Dec. 7-9

Dec. 5, 2007 – St. George Village Botanical has three exciting days of activities coming up. This year's Christmas Gala at the Garden, with the theme "Christmas Around the World." begins at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 7, and dress is Caribbean elegant.
Radio personality Roger W. Morgan, aided by former board member Connie Lemco, will auction off 10 live decorated Christmas trees. "Once again, local artists have contributed dozens of charming miniature original paintings for the 'Artistree,' a collector's favorite," Lemco said.
During the fund-raising evening Morgan will also auction off sponsorship of the first three of the Garden's 2008 educational activities, Second Saturdays, which will be held throughout the year. Board member Marilyn Chakroff, who has extensive experience in producing wonderful, exciting programs for children and their parents, has created botanically related workshops. "They are designed to inspire local children to be more aware of the role plants play in our lives," Chakroff said.
Special auction items include a trip in a private aircraft to a nearby island of choice for four from Ed and Connie Lemco; three nights (and many extras) for two at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from Dan and Amelia Musser; a helicopter tour from John and Laura Ballard, and a champagne island tour for 14 people from Seaborne Airlines.
Former Mrs. USVI Judi Fricks will sing seasonal songs, accompanied by Patrick Baron on keyboards, during the cocktail hour prior to the sit-down dinner provided by Dave Trask of GSBB Catering.
The weekend of events is sponsored by Gary M. Lalor, Hovensa LLC, Alliance Management Partners, LLC, Friends of the Garden, and the West Indian Company Limited.
Tickets are $150 per person. To make reservations, call 692-2874.
"Sip and Shop" in the Museum Store
gives shoppers an opportunity to browse in the Museum Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Bodine Visitors' Center.
Wine, punch and hors d'oeuvres will be provided to add to your shopping enjoyment. There is lots of new merchandise that has been brought in by the store staff, and gift certificates are also available. There is no admission fee to the Garden for people just coming to shop.
"Christmas Spoken Here" will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Children aged 12 and under will be allowed to come in free; adults pay $5.
Santa will be on hand from noon until 4 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Bodine Visitors' Center to hear the children's wishes, and he will also pose for photos for a small fee. The kids can also take part in fun activities such as cookie decorating and creative crafts. Storyteller Janice Tutein, on behalf of the Friends of the Florence Williams Public Library, will be on hand at 1:30 p.m.
The Pearl B. Larsen quadrille dancers will perform in the Visitors Center Courtyard at 2:30 p.m. Choirs will be singing seasonal songs on the hour, every hour throughout the day in the Great Hall. Dozens of vendors will be on hand, selling everything from local food and drinks to artwork, jewelry, T-shirts, books, clothing, pottery and much more. The Garden's bar, staffed by volunteers, will have special drinks for sale under the tent behind the Hall. The Museum Store will be open all day.
The White Reindeer Sale–with items at bargain prices–will be held under the Pergola at the Visitors' Center. Generous supporters have donated box-loads of items to be sold to raise funds for the Garden's programs. New this year is a contest called "Christmas Cooks" with four categories: sweet bread; Vienna cake; tarts and drinks. Call the office at 692-2874 for an application form. There will be cash prizes in all categories.
The "Jingle Bar" will offer drinks under the tent behind the Great Hall.
The Garden's Nursery, staffed entirely by volunteers, will be open as usual, with lots of interesting plants for sale to make an island home even more beautiful.
For more information, call 692-2874.

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Dec. 5, 2007 - St. George Village Botanical has three exciting days of activities coming up. This year's Christmas Gala at the Garden, with the theme "Christmas Around the World." begins at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 7, and dress is Caribbean elegant.
Radio personality Roger W. Morgan, aided by former board member Connie Lemco, will auction off 10 live decorated Christmas trees. "Once again, local artists have contributed dozens of charming miniature original paintings for the 'Artistree,' a collector's favorite," Lemco said.
During the fund-raising evening Morgan will also auction off sponsorship of the first three of the Garden's 2008 educational activities, Second Saturdays, which will be held throughout the year. Board member Marilyn Chakroff, who has extensive experience in producing wonderful, exciting programs for children and their parents, has created botanically related workshops. "They are designed to inspire local children to be more aware of the role plants play in our lives," Chakroff said.
Special auction items include a trip in a private aircraft to a nearby island of choice for four from Ed and Connie Lemco; three nights (and many extras) for two at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from Dan and Amelia Musser; a helicopter tour from John and Laura Ballard, and a champagne island tour for 14 people from Seaborne Airlines.
Former Mrs. USVI Judi Fricks will sing seasonal songs, accompanied by Patrick Baron on keyboards, during the cocktail hour prior to the sit-down dinner provided by Dave Trask of GSBB Catering.
The weekend of events is sponsored by Gary M. Lalor, Hovensa LLC, Alliance Management Partners, LLC, Friends of the Garden, and the West Indian Company Limited.
Tickets are $150 per person. To make reservations, call 692-2874.
"Sip and Shop" in the Museum Store
gives shoppers an opportunity to browse in the Museum Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Bodine Visitors' Center.
Wine, punch and hors d'oeuvres will be provided to add to your shopping enjoyment. There is lots of new merchandise that has been brought in by the store staff, and gift certificates are also available. There is no admission fee to the Garden for people just coming to shop.
"Christmas Spoken Here" will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Children aged 12 and under will be allowed to come in free; adults pay $5.
Santa will be on hand from noon until 4 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Bodine Visitors' Center to hear the children's wishes, and he will also pose for photos for a small fee. The kids can also take part in fun activities such as cookie decorating and creative crafts. Storyteller Janice Tutein, on behalf of the Friends of the Florence Williams Public Library, will be on hand at 1:30 p.m.
The Pearl B. Larsen quadrille dancers will perform in the Visitors Center Courtyard at 2:30 p.m. Choirs will be singing seasonal songs on the hour, every hour throughout the day in the Great Hall. Dozens of vendors will be on hand, selling everything from local food and drinks to artwork, jewelry, T-shirts, books, clothing, pottery and much more. The Garden's bar, staffed by volunteers, will have special drinks for sale under the tent behind the Hall. The Museum Store will be open all day.
The White Reindeer Sale--with items at bargain prices--will be held under the Pergola at the Visitors' Center. Generous supporters have donated box-loads of items to be sold to raise funds for the Garden's programs. New this year is a contest called "Christmas Cooks" with four categories: sweet bread; Vienna cake; tarts and drinks. Call the office at 692-2874 for an application form. There will be cash prizes in all categories.
The "Jingle Bar" will offer drinks under the tent behind the Great Hall.
The Garden's Nursery, staffed entirely by volunteers, will be open as usual, with lots of interesting plants for sale to make an island home even more beautiful.
For more information, call 692-2874.