H: Saturday, April 05, 2008

Things Rhododendron and Auction

The April meeting of the Siuslaw Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will feature the annual fundraising auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw.

Members and growers will donate rhododendron plants to be auctioned to the highest bidder.

Mike Bones, president of the Chapter, is the auctioneer for what promises to be a fun evening.

The auctions traditionally feature superior and unusual rhododendrons that are an excellent addition to gardens. Auctions are the only fundraisers the society holds, and allow the Siuslaw Chapter to host such community events as the Early Rhododendron Flower Show and the Rhododendron Festival Flower Show.

"We encourage guests to attend and participate", said Yvonne Moore, spokesperson for the Chapter. "This is the opportunity to find a treasured rhody for your garden."

The public is also invited to attend society meetings held at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw at 3996 Highway 101 North (just south of Bi-Mart). A brief social time before the meetings begins at 6:30 p.m.

For further information, call Mike Bones at 997-3082, or visit
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