Our Next meeting will be Tuesday December 10th, 2013
The event will be held at the Carmen Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Free and open to the public.
The Community Center is now decorated for the holiday season and we at HSSJ are gearing up for our annual hands-on program “Creating a Wreath or Arrangement for All Occasions” expertly led by Elsie Scharff. Elsie will share her creative talents with members and friends. Want to learn how to make great bows? No problem, Elsie will have you making bows like a pro in no time. The suggested material list is attached to this newsletter so you have an idea what to bring.
So, you say you’ve already decorated your home and can’t possibly make one more wreath, well come to the meeting anyway because we’ll be celebrating our 2nd Annual Holiday Party where you can just sit back and enjoy good food and good company.
Materials List for Creating a Wreath or Arrangement for All Occasions with Elsie Scharff
For a wreath: straw, grapevine, or Styrofoam wreath
For an Arrangement: Vase or other container, floral foam.
Fresh or artificial greens
Flowers (fresh, silk, or dried)
Fresh fruit (apples, lemons, cranberries)
Greening pins (horse pins)
Skewers for fruit
Toothpicks for cranberries
Artificial birds, butterflies, grapes, seed pods, etc.
Ribbon with wire edges (two rolls per bow)
HSSJ will provide Oasis Floral Foam for fresh floral arrangements only. Please feel free to bring extra greens or plant material to share.
The Horticultural Society of South Jersey engages in a number of community service projects. Currently or recently, these include, among others: