Southborough Gardners’ annual holiday fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 am.
This year’s guest presenter is Marisa McCoy. She will be creating floral arrangements in front of the crowd to demonstrate “New Style for Old Traditions”.
As is traditional, there will be a drawing to determine winners of the designed pieces.
The event will be held at the Pilgrim Church Parish Hall. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served. There will also be a Holiday Boutique with unique, handcrafted items for sale.
The entry fee is $10. The facility is handicap-accessible; and the event is for adults only.
The Southborough Gardeners is a non-profit organization with proceeds going to a general fund for scholarships, civic beautification and education.
According to the Massachusetts Horticultural Association, the expert presenting this year has an impressive background. Mcoy:
a Wellesley resident for forty-four years, has been on the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Executive Board for fourteen years, serving in many elected and appointed positions, and currently as 1st Vice President for 2011-2013. A Nationally Accredited Master Flower Show Judge with awards for design and horticulture at local, state and national levels, she holds certificates through Grade Three, Sogetsu school of Ikebana. She has chaired Boston’s Trinity Church Flower Committee and served as head gardener for its Cloister Garden. A retired English teacher and Academic Decathlon coach at Wellesley High School, she was a Wellesley Town Meeting Member for twenty years. Currently, Marisa is a floral design instructor, garden club speaker, active member of the MFA Senior Associates, and a custom wedding and special occasion floral designer.