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Sold-Out Holiday Floral Design Event Attracts 200+

341floralThe Rock Spring Garden Club attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 200 to its holiday floral design event, raising money to support park upkeep and projects at Arlington schools. Urban Petals owner Sarah von Pollaro, host of the WETA special “Flower Empowered,” was joined by club member Sheila Moore in demonstrating creative uses of colors and containers on Nov. 21 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association conference center in Ballston. Von Pollaro and Moore demonstrated how anyone can put together floral arrangements suitable for family and holiday events through New Year’s Day. The designs were sold in a silent auction. In addition, pumpkin flower arrangements, design materials, and buckets of greens were sold as participants enjoyed refreshments and winners of door prizes and raffles were announced. The garden club holds the fundraiser to support upkeep of Rock Spring Park, RSGC’s Garden of the Year program, and several educational programs in area schools. (Courtesy Photo)