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Orchids at the Opera

More than 2,000 blooming orchid plants will fill the gymnasium at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 715 Kirkman St. Admission is free.

And if the 2,000 blooming orchid plants and artwork weren’t enough, there will also be orchid-related collectibles, displays on environmental issues relating to orchids, and a competition for flower arranging at the show.

People are invited to enter several contests and exhibits that can lead to ribbons and prizes from both the Calcasieu Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society.

One such popular competition is Orchid Corsage or Arrangements. People are welcome to enter flower arrangements using orchids or orchid corsages — or both. Entries should be brought to Good Shepherd by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21. Judging will take place on Saturday morning, April 22. There is no fee to enter.

Another category is Orchid Collectibles. “Many people have amassed fine collections of orchid-themed sets of dishes or mugs or porcelain or jewelry — really, just about anything,” said David Medus, president of the Calcasieu Orchid Society. “We give them a chance to share these treasures with the public.” There is no charge to display such collections. If people want to sell them, a $100 vendor fee applies. Application forms must be completed and approved before March 31, 2017. Contact Keith or Penny Joiner at (318) 614 3516 or kjoiner2000@yahoo.com for forms and additional information.

‘Many people have amassed fine collections of orchid-themed sets of dishes or mugs or porcelin or jewelry — really, just about anything. We give them a chance to share these treasures with the public.’
-David Medus
President of Calcasieu Orchid Society

If you want to go:

  • The inaugural orchid show of the Calcasieu Orchid Society, “Orchids at the Opera” will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 715 Kirkman Street.
  • Vendors who are interested in selling orchid-themed art work must fill out an application form. The cost is $100 for a table. Application forms must be completed and approved before March 31, 2017. Contact Keith or Penny Joiner at (318) 614 3516 or kjoiner2000@yahoo.com for forms and additional information.
  • There is no charge for people who want to display orchid-themed artwork or collectables but not sell. However, an application form must be completed and approved before March 31, 2017. Contact Keith or Penny Joiner at (318) 614 3516 or kjoiner2000@yahoo.com for forms and additional information.
  • To enter the orchid flower arranging or corsage competition, bring the entry to Good Shepherd by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
  • Volunteers who would like to work during the show may contact David Medus at 337-368-1456 or david.medus@yahoo.com.

 

Orchids at the Opera
  • to
  • 1-5pm Saturday; 1-4pm Sunday
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, gymnasium
  • Free
  • (337) 368-1456
  • Recurring daily
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