Garden Club raises money for civic beautification

CROWLEY - With the holiday season fast approaching members of the Crowley Garden Club are busy taking pre-orders for balsam wreaths, door swags, garland and poinsettias and all for a great cause.

“We are pleased to offer beautiful, fresh, fragrant and long-lasting balsam fir wreaths, garland and door swags along with premium poinsettias” said Garden Club president, Sissy Gall. The deadline to order is November 12 and club members will be taking pre-orders for the next two weeks at a table set up in City Hall from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Customers can pick up their orders November 30 and December 1 at Crowley City Hall. The project is an all volunteer effort and all proceeds benefit the Garden Club’s civic beautification projects.

The wreaths are 25 inches and made of fragrant balsam fir and the door swags are 24 inches long made with balsam fir and a touch of cedar and pine. Both come decorated with white-tipped pine cones, red holly berries and a gorgeous red velvet waterproof bow. All wreaths and swags can be hung from a wire that is attached to the back. Each wreath and swag comes with a clear cellophane bag and sells for $20 each. Additionally, fresh evergreen garland to hand around your door, window, fireplace mantle, stairway or lightpole will be available in 15 ft and 25 ft coils and will sell for $22.50 and $32 each.

The premium poinsettia’s are healthy and huge and are grown in a 6-inch pot and measure approximately 15 inches tall by 15 inches across. They will be 22 weeks old upon delivery and are available in four colors red, white, pink and marble. Each poinsettia will include a decorative pot cover protected by a florist shipping sleeve and will sell for only $15 each.

“This is a wonderful way for businesses and individuals to decorate at home, the office or purchase as gifts for teachers, employees, business clients/colleagues, corporate gifts, friends, parents or relatives while helping to support a great cause for our community” said Broadhurst.

Organized in 1948, the Crowley Garden Club serves to foster the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, horticulture, and works on numerous civic beautification projects that benefit the Crowley community. educational programs that include lectures and hands-on demonstrations from experts in the field of horticulture are also offered to its members.

For more information about the project, to place an order or donate, please contact Nancy Broadhurst (Fundraising Chair) at 504-909-1990 or e-mail at

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