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Historic Gardens Spring Dinner & Auction set for May 25

The Spring Dinner & Auction in support of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens always draws a huge crowd and when it comes time to bid on the dozens of donated items, the crowd never fails to support the event.

Excitement is building with the approach of the 19th annual Spring Dinner & Auction in support of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. This year’s edition is scheduled for Sunday, May 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Annapolis Royal Legion & Community Centre. 

This much-anticipated annual event has been a hallmark celebration of The Gardens in the community for almost two decades. The evening promises great food, terrific fun, and a lot of laughs. There will be hundreds of items up for grabs, and most guests will be lucky enough to take home a treasure or two at the end of the night.

“The Spring Dinner & Auction is our one major annual fundraiser and is crucial to the Gardens’ survival,” says Trish Fry, gardens manager. “We are so fortunate to have such terrific support from the Nova Scotia community. It never ceases to amaze me how generous our donors are, with contributions of artwork, gifts, certificates, and of course, there will be lots of incredible plant material for auction thanks to the wonderful support of the nurseries throughout the province.”

The dinner and auction is a huge undertaking made possible through the dedication of many people. A committee is busily working on organization, donation collection, and of course ticket sales. Paula Buxton has once again generously donated her time and talent to provide an incredible meal, along with her team, and creative "Imagineers" are busy as bees creating the ingredients for a wonderful "Secret Garden" atmosphere. 

"We have an incredible team of volunteers working hard this year to organize this important fundraiser - that energy and enthusiasm is what makes this event such a success," says Volunteer Team Leader Marianne Lawrence.

Tickets for the Spring Dinner & Auction are $40 and may be purchased until May 22 through The Gardens office (532-7018) or online at www.historicgardens.com. A photo gallery of items up for bid will be online soon at http://historicgardensauction.wordpress.com.

 

Organizations: Annapolis Royal Legion Community Centre, Secret Garden

Geographic location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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