Blooming great night!

The annual Christmas gala night organised by Roscommon Garden Club recently was a blooming great night. Guest demonstrator on the night was Derry native Jamie Burnside, a member of the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies. Jamie is well known nationally and internationally as a floral artist and teacher. The night began with a mulled wine and mince pie reception. Jamie’s modern and traditional styles of arrangements were very much appreciated by the large attendance. These arrangements along with the numerous spot prizes donated by the following businesses were raffled among the attendance; Shirley Spellman of Future Flowers, Anne Marie’s Florist and Gift Shop, Ann Harlow of Signature Flowers, The Ardcarne Garden Centre, Molloy’s Pharmacy, O’Brien’s Pharmacy, Fleming’s Supervalu, McNulty’s Furniture, Michael Connaughton of Ros Office Supplies, The Abbey Hotel, Time Pieces, David Hynes Pharmacy, D&N Molloy’s, and Timothy’s Londis. Special thanks to Domnic Martin, Anne Cuttle and Fidelis Hennigan who put on an exhibition of their work and for their generous spot prizes. Thanks also to the Grealy family and the staff of the Abbey Hotel for all their help on the night and during the past year. The proceeds from the night will be going to the Roscommon Branch of the West of Ireland Alzheimers Association.