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Monday December 8, 2014 at 9:15 am
Discovery Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds

POINSETTIAKim Holden, Poinsettias

Kim Holden of Heartland Growers will be here to show us how all those Poinsettias and other holiday plants make it to our favorite nursery and garden shops.

Kim Holden is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Landscape Architecture.  She has worked in the industry for over 25 years as a Landscape Designer, Residential Maintenance Sales and Production Manager and Flower Manager/Designer.  She is currently a flower designer and salesperson at Heartland Growers.  Her quality and experience over the years has provided her exciting opportunities as well as the recipient of awards from the INLA. Kim lives in Broad Ripple with her husband, son and 3 new kittens.

Bring your favorite holiday dish to share — you all know how starved we are this time of year!

We will also be having our annual food drive for Gleaners and South Side Animal Shelter. PLEASE DON’T TAKE YOUR DONATIONS FOR GLEANERS (canned & other non-perishable food items) AND THE SOUTH SIDE ANIMAL SHELTER TO THE 3RD FLOOR MEETING ROOM before the meeting. Please leave them in your locked car. Vehicles will be outside the lobby door at the end of the meeting to receive them and take them to their destinations. If you are helping with tear down of the room please take your donations out first.

Gleaners wish list includes:

  • Canned meats like tuna and chicken
  • heat and serve meals such as soups & ravioli
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  •  Jars of peanut butter & jelly
  • Kid-friendly foods – macaroni, cereal, applesauce cups & healthy snacks

Certain items CAN NOT be accepted:

  • Homemade canned goods
  • Items without the ingredients listed on package
  • Tobacco or Alcohol
  • Baby food that is NOT in the original, unopened case

South Side Animal Shelter accepts all cat and dog food, and animal care supplies  including clean newspapers for lining cages and clean, used bath towels.



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