Sunken GardensOn Friday, June 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Us For Our “Pink Partaay” with a Local Artist Art Show, Live Music, Raffles and Refreshments.

Marion’s Gifts and Clothing

George and Lucy

George and Lucy

 

Sunken Gardens is a botanical garden in the middle of our city. As St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, this 100 plus year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region, as well as exotic plants from around the world. There are more than 50,000 plants waterfalls, ponds and, of course, FLAMINGOS!!

Please read the wonderful message from Marion:
May 16, 2014
Hello,
My name is Marion Mitchell, owner of Marion’s Ladies Clothing and Gift Store on 4th Street North.  As a young girl, my family would travel 1500 miles from upstate New York to St. Pete at Christmastime.  A highlight of our trip was a visit to Sunken Gardens to see the flamingos.  The original flock of 17 flamingos was born in 1956 and over recent years the flock has been reduced to just 2 (George & Lucy).
As a business owner on 4th Street for the past 27 years, we realize the importance of Sunken Gardens as one of St. Pete’s treasures for tourists as well as us, the residents.  What would Sunken Gardens be without flamingos?  Wouldn’t you like to help rebuild the flock?  We are planning a couple of fun events to promote awareness and to raise funds to help purchase these wonderful birds for Sunken Gardens and we need your help:
Business Owners: We want to “Flock” 4th Street with Flamingos on this Saturday.  Our Goal is to have Flamingos in front of every business on 4th Street between 9th Ave. & 22nd Ave. N to show support and raise awareness.  Please see the attached form for Sponsorship information.  You do not want to be left out, so make sure your business is included!
Friday, June 6th 5:30-7:30 pm—“Pink Partaay” at Marion’s
We will be hosting a “Pink Partaay” featuring an Art Show with local artists and their works created just for this event.  There will be live music, refreshments and raffles.  We hope it will be a great start to your weekend, so you will want to be there!
Business Owners: We are asking that local businesses decorate their flamingos to be raffled off as an added fundraiser. Also, we are in need of raffle items for Drawings from our great local Businesses & Supporters.
Several businesses are interested in helping and we don’t want you to be left out of this special weekend.  We are super excited about these plans and there are many ways in which you and your business can be involved.  We think this is a wonderful way to support a St. Petersburg treasure and hope you will join us!
Sincerely,
Marion Mitchell Marion’s
1301 4th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33701   727-821-2345   marmitch2@yahoo.com

 

 

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