Dear Friends and Orchid Enthusiasts,
Hunting for orchids in their native habitat is a quite the adventure—from rugged, rocky mountain sides, through rain forests to the desert. Come experience the thrill
of discovering orchids from all around the world. Pass the word to friends, display our flyers, include us in your newsletter or events calendar, tweet your peeps, and like us on Facebook so no one will miss this extraordinary orchid show.
The 22nd annual Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale and Companion Plants sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society will be held Saturday, April 1, from 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, from 10 to 5 p.m. at the South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA (east of US 101, between Oak Park and Grand Avenue exits). General admission is $6 and includes a door prize ticket. Children 12 and under are free. The American Orchid Society will judge plants being exhibited. Vendors will off er a large variety of orchids, orchid books and orchid supplies for sale. Orchid culture re-potting demonstrations and plant doctors will provide valuable information to orchid enthusiasts. Have a coffee break or enjoy lunch at the show. Don’t miss the fun in the kids’ activity area.
The Orchid Show Preview Benefit for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will be held Friday evening, March 31, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., to support their educational outreach. This elegant evening includes Central Coast wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and an awards presentation. As guest judges, local celebrities will select their favorite orchid. Attendees get the first selection of orchids for purchase, and will have the opportunity to talk with the vendors prior to the show opening to the general public. Tickets for the benefit are $50. You may purchase them online or by calling (805) 343-2455 or (805) 801-6850. A portion of the ticket sales goes to the Dunes Center.
Check our website www.fcos.org for updated show information.
Eric Holenda, Senior Chair: (805) 929-5749
Bonnie Werring, Co-chair: (805) 801-6850, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Ralston, Publicity Co-chair: (805) 698-6321, email@example.com
Christina Holenda, Publicity Co-chair: (805) 929-5749