Tickets for Feb. 5 Gulf Shores Garden Club Floral Seminar on sale
By Wanda Cheek
Advance tickets are now on sale for the Gulf Shores Garden
Club’s 29th Annual Floral Seminar on Wednesday, February 5,
at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores. The popular event is always an early January sell-out and is the best winter ticket in Gulf Shores! Tickets are $20 (advance purchase only). The theme is “Celebrating Mardi Gras Through Flowers—Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”
To complement the theme, noted Floral Designer Lucinda Peltier (pictured) from New Iberia, Louisiana, will be guest speaker. Being from the heart of South Louisiana, Lucinda will share her experiences of growing up in Mardi Gras culture. As she likes to say, “I live where we laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll!), where purple, green and gold are the colors of the season, and where there is a baby in the cake and we learn to say Throw me something, Mister!” She has been in the floral industry for over 25 years. A Louisiana Master Florist and a former flower shop owner, in 2002 she was inducted into AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers), becoming one of nine in the state to hold the accreditation and one of approximately 2000 worldwide. From 2005-2019 Lucinda was the Floral Supervisor at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she was instrumental in all floral designs throughout the 70,000 square ft. property. She and her team were responsible for all events, including the annual New Year’s Eve party, which usually included 200+ centerpieces! In 2010 she received the honor of L’Auberge Supervisor of the Year, and in 2016 Lucinda won the title of Louisiana Designer of the Year. She is currently employed at Spedale’s Florist and Wholesale in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she is the lead designer.
Doors open at 9:15 a.m. The program starts at 10:00 a.m.
Entry includes lunch and raffles and exciting door prizes.
Tickets are available at The Thomas Norton Public Library (221
West 19th Ave.) in Gulf Shores or by contacting Charlotte Higgins at 205-410-3190 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mindy Jones at
Island Enclosures 251-968-9777, email@example.com
Groups of 10 or more can request reserved seating. The deadline
to purchase and reserve tickets by mail is January 4. Proceeds benefit the Gulf Shores Garden Club College Scholarship Funds, local non-profits and other local horticultural and community projects.