Springing into action
Spring Dinner & Auction May 28
A true sign of spring for more than two decades has been the arrival of the Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction in Annapolis Royal.
This year’s dinner will be held on May 28 and is shaping up to be a terrific evening of Fundraising in our community.
This annual gala auction event has become a much-anticipated social gathering and is the key annual fundraiser for the gardens. A volunteer team of imagineers will be creating ‘An English Country Garden’ theme for this year’s special ambiance.
Paula Buxton is once again donating her time and talent to the gardens, creating a wonderful menu and assembling a talented team of volunteers to assist her in preparing a threecourse meal, with a choice of chicken or salmon entree (preselected with ticket purchase).
Organizers are pleased with how this year’s event is coming together.
“We have an incredible group of volunteers working hard on all aspects of the dinner and auction - that energy and enthusiasm is always key to our success,” says Trish Fry, gardens manager.
After dinner, auctioneer Blain Henshaw will take the stage. There will be plenty of great items to bid on, including lots of incredible plant material for the garden as well as artwork, services, and handcrafts. It is a wonderful social time as community members and visitors alike gather in support of the award-winning Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. A photo gallery of items up for bid will be online soon at http:// historicgardensauction.wordpress.com
The Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction is held at the Annapolis Royal Legion and Community Centre, Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 (of which half qualifies for a tax receipt) and may be purchased until May 24 through the Gardens office (532-7018) or online at www.historicgardens.com.
All funds raised will support continued growth and development of the Historic Gardens.
Tickets and information can be obtained by calling 902-5327018 or at www.historicgardens. com