GENEVA – The Geneva Garden Club is hosting its Spring Luncheon Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 24 at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva, the club announced in a news release.
In addition to lunch, the event will feature raffle prizes, a silent auction, a fashion show featuring clothing from local shops and a floral demonstration by award-winning floral designer John Windisch, the release stated.
Lunch includes a choice of chicken piccata or risotto with vegetables and a dessert table.
Tickets cost $35 each and may be bought online at genevagardenclub.com. The deadline for tickets is April 14.
Windisch has more than 40 years in the floral industry and now works as a freelancer, wedding designer and sets up events for Floral Wonders in Geneva.
He was accepted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 2004, won the 2004 Land of Lincoln Cup Design Competition and received the first Bill Bythe Award for continuing education in the floral industry, the release stated. Windisch speaks at floral events across northern Illinois and recently won an award for his tablescapes at the Illinois Florist Association.
A Simon Pearce vase and The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook are being donated by bb Interiors for one of 30 raffle prize baskets. Other baskets are from Scentimental Gardens, Colour Line Hair Salon, Country Naturals, and Chicagoland Gardening Magazine/My Secret Garden.
Proceeds from the event help the club maintain Geneva Garden Club Park along the Fox River, go toward scholarships, tree replanting in the parks, tending the parkway area at State and Third streets, and planting the containers at CASA, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and at the Geneva History Center.