Christ Church kicked off their annual Green Show on Friday night, where hundreds enjoyed their pick of the very best handmade wreaths, trees and holiday decor. Nearly 500 people attended the preview party, which also included live and silent auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of holiday shopping.
Popular experiential auction offerings — donated by parishioners — included pool parties, catered dinners and cocktail parties as well as custom cupcakes. Wreaths, tabletop boxwood trees, Amaryllis bulbs, Paperwhites and many other greens were available for purchase on Friday and then again on Saturday, the general admission shopping day. Handcrafted ornaments, home baked goods, and a ‘Christmas Spirit’ room with affordable trinkets rounded out the offerings.
“Every year parishioners work so very hard and prepare for months to create a joyful shopping experience benefitting our local community, and this year was no exception,” said Green Show Chair Gina Pike.
All event proceeds are allocated by the Christ Church Outreach Committee. Though earnings are not yet final, Pike is hopeful that the 2017 event raised as much as last year — about $100,000 — which will be given to several non-profits in the community.
“While our focus is on giving to the community, it is also a wonderful time for fellowship both leading up to the Green Show and during the activities of Green Show,” said Pike. “My heart is full, and I am humbled by all of the hard work, love, and commitment that went into making this year’s Green Show wonderful.”