Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ises Presents Avant Garden

From Terry

Join us at our Big Event!

ISES Presents
To benefit the
Green Learning Station
at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

Six star studded teams are set to vie for the Second Annual IRON FLORIST title on Thursday, October 23 when ISES presents Avant-Garden at the Paul Brown Stadium East Club, benefitting the Green Learning Station at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. Janeen Coyle, WGRR radio commentator, will emcee the competition and live auction of the Iron Florist creations and several one-of-a-kind items.

Kevin Ford, 2007 Iron Florist champion, will team up with notables Brewster Rhoads (political consultant and Ohio River kayaker), Ronda Androski (Arnold’s Restaurant), and Ron Wilson (Natorp’s Yard Boy). The horticulture team from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Steve Foltz, Brian Jorg, Lyn Lutz and Dave Jennike) will give a hand to Ron Padgett of Pollination. Cincinnati Parks sends in the sister act plus two: Melanie Holthaus and Tamia Schumann (Adrian Durban Forist) will be supported by sister Andrea Schepmann (Krohn) and her Parks buddies Lindsey Stock and Bethany Butler. TV and radio mavens Suzanne Bona (WGUC), Mary Ann Zeleznik (WVXU), Jennifer Dalton (Local12) and Tara Pachmayer (Local12) will be looking for more than florist pointers from Robin Wood of Robin Wood Florist. Jones the Florist is sending up Mike Bourke with Cincinnati Council member Laketa Cole, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, and former Cincinnati Council member Jim Tarbell. But, lookout for Team #6 – Jeff Green, H. J. Benken Florist, teams up with CGC insiders Margie Rauh, former CGC Executive Director; Cindy Schrader, CGC Board member; Nina Jones, CGC Volunteer; and, David White, Outer Space Landscape and former CGC Staff.

The evening also includes a delicious dinner-by-the-bite, music by Stoopid Rooster, and Silent Auction tables with garden themes and ‘gotta have it’ items.

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has adopted the Civic Garden Center again this year as their community outreach partner. Professionals throughout the special events industry have teamed up to create a highly memorable evening to benefit the Civic Garden Center and, specifically, completion of the Green Learning Station. This project is transforming a former gas station into a permanent demonstration and education area showing how natural solutions to storm water management can reduce energy dependence and cost, while adding beauty to the landscape.

ISES Presents Avant-Garden
October 23, 2008 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Paul Brown Stadium East Club
$60 per person
Reservations: 513-221-0981 ext. 18

Delicious Dinner by the bite
2008 IRON FLORIST Competition
Live Auction, including the Iron Florist arrangements
Silent Auction
And more…………