Opechee Garden Club hosts Florist Voted #1 in the Lakes Region

LACONIA — Elaine Hinchey, guest speaker for the Opechee Garden Club's meeting on Monday, November 4, 1 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road has had over 28 years of experience in floral design.

This award-winning floral designer, noted for her unique styles, and husband, Stephen, have been owners and operators of the Heaven Scent Design Flower and Gift Shop on Union Avenue in Laconia since 1993. Hinchey will demonstrate creating an organic tablescape using gourds, natural grasses and flora which will be gifted to some lucky member.

Chairs Jessie Lacombe and Brenda O'Brien and their committee of Christina Halstead, Ann Woglom, Gladys McCaughey, Sally Doten, Fran Donahue, Trudy Hastings, Pati Litchfield, Miriam Smith, Helen Denley, Sandy Morey and Eileen Russilillo will serve light refreshments.

The club will repeat a very successful "Little Black Dress" presentation to be chaired by Judy Robertson and Cynthia McNutt featuring Bill Graham's return with his "Blueprints for the Holidays". Graham will be offering ideas for holiday decorating from the front door to the dining room table and how to add some bling into fashion. Graham will create eight floral arrangements to be auctioned at the Gilford Community Church, Thursday, November 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program, open to the public for a $5 donation, begins at 7 p.m.

OGC members are busy working with Chair Doreen Worthley on the club's holiday Greens and Gifts Boutique at the Belknap Mill on December 6 and 7. Barb Sargent has organized several mini workshops in preparation for the sale, and Sandy Gove will take final reservations from members for wreaths and other greens and provide information on the club's traditional greens workshop.

The Opechee Garden Club, which meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford. New members are welcomed. Please write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call Judy Robertson at 527-0493, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.