Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon 2015 Wrap Up!!!
Keep Pearland Beautiful’s 12th Annual Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon was a great success with a record-setting $25,700 raised to support KPB environmental education programs and initiatives. Save the date on your calendar now to attend the 13th annual luncheon on October 7, 2016!
This year’s luncheon was held on October 9th at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The morning started with a native and adaptive plant sale and silent auction as people began filling the room and catching up with old friends. With lunchtime approaching, a tasty meal prepared by Casa Ole was served by our Celebrity waiters with desserts prepared by H-E-B plus! Silence across the crowd followed as the much-anticipated guest speaker was announced. Chris Wiesinger, “The Bulb Hunter”, entertained the room with his stories of traveling across Texas in search of rare, heirloom flower bulbs. Chris shared his great experiences and attendees learned how they can become “Bulb Hunters” too. As the luncheon ended, the room was buzzing with friends planning their next Texas road trip to include back road travels in search of heirloom bulbs. Attendees also had the chance to purchase some of the rare bulbs that Chris has collected and propagated at the Southern Bulb Company.
Attendees left with smiles, door prizes, plants, and silent auction wins! Lucky attendee Nancy Fuller took home the raffle garden hat worth over $600 in local business gift cards and Cassie Mitchell won the $100 Wal-Mart gift card.
Thank you to Billie Jo Moffett and Laura Austin for their work to make the day’s Silent Auction a success and thank you to Marjorie Wilcoxson and Debbie Cooley for creating the table centerpieces. Guests enjoyed being served by celebrity waiters Stacy Adams, Mike Allen, Rob Austin, Garreth Blackett, Roy Castillo, Drew Dietrich, Tyler Froberg, Glenn Gross, Greg Hill, David Little, Gary Moore, Keith Ordeneaux, Derrick Reed, Johnny Spires, Buck Stevens, Ed Thompson, Reid Wendell and Head Waiter: Bill Cowles.
Local area gardeners never miss the plant sale that kicks off with the luncheon and continues the next morning at the Pearland Farmer’s market. The plant sale featured many Texas Superstar plants that are well suited to our climate and grow themselves in Brazoria County. Knowledgeable local gardeners, led by Linda Cowles, volunteer their time to answer questions and help customers select the right plants for their yard.
If you are interested in being a sponsor or working on the planning committee for next year’s Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon on October 7, 2016, contact Andrew Miller at 281-489-2795.