Past Fundraising Events
The concept behind our Flower, Luncheon and Fundraiser Event is to present a unique lifestyle event, normally offered only in cities larger than ours. Through this event we give back to the community, enhancing life for many in our area. Similarly, Looper Speech and Hearing Center, through its efforts to improve communication needs of patients of all ages, enhances lives in remarkable ways. I wish to thank all of our supporters, donors and friends for helping our dedicated professionals impact the lives of more than 1,000 individuals and their families each year. You have made a difference through your financial support, your ideas and comments and your participation in our events. We are a team that works together to help those in our community. - Kathie Edwards, President/CEO Looper Speech and Hearing Center
2016 Ninth Annual Flower Show & Luncheon
The event featured Gertie Mae's Floral Studio designer Sherry Donnelly. Sherry has been sharing floral artistry with her signature organic free flowing style for 15 years. After 10 years of staying at home with her children, Sherry decided to follow her dreams and open a floral business. Gertie Mae’s began as a gorgeous store front in downtown Clarkesville, Georgia in an old service station space that also featured a farmer’s market as well as a Christmas market.
Gertie Mae’s has been featured in Modern Bride,
Weddings, Unveiled and the Knot as well as other regional publications in Georgia. Sherry’s weddings and styled shoots are seen regularly on all the major bridal blogs.
2015 Eighth Annual Flower Show & Luncheon
The event featured Sharon McGukin, Floral Expert, Speaker, and Author is nationally known for her captivating style of Floral ‘Edutainment’ – educational tips with entertaining insights. Her southern charm, and easy, approachable manner with the audience created an entertaining event enjoyed by all.
Also adding to the event was the festive marketplace filled with beautiful things for the home, outstanding raffle items and the impressive silent auction.
2014 Seventh Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
The event featured Joe Jumper of Chattanooga, as guest presenter. Joe Jumper isn’t new to the design scene. He opened the Clay Pot in 1991 and for the past twenty three years has used his super talent to turn the ordinary into elegant and the mondane into magical. Along with his design business Joe also holds summer workshops for kids called “Camp Joe Joe’s Creative Camp for Kids” and teaches numerous workshops for adults ranging from flower making to creating gifts.
As always adding to this truly unique event was the festive marketplace filled with beautiful things for the home, the outstanding raffle items and an impressive silent auction.
2013 Sixth Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
The event featured Laura Taylor, as guest presenter. A premiere designer of weddings and special events, Laura has worked with some of the most distinguished and cutting edge designers from around the world. Not only did Laura impress the sold-out audience with a variety of stunning floral arrangements, but she was also quick to entertain them with her fun and exciting personality.
Also adding to this truly unique event was the festive marketplace filled with beautiful things for the home, the outstanding raffle items and an impressive silent auction.
2012 Fifth Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
After dazzling our audience with his creative and fun arrangements in 2011, Mr. Burns agreed to return as presenter again in 2012. Mr. Burns, who is often featured in major floral and design publications, wowed the sold-out audience with a variety of stunning floral arrangements while he entertained them with his southern charm and easy sense of humor.
2011 Fourth Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
The event featured John Grady Burns, as guest presenter. A premiere designer of weddings and special events, Burns has won Best in Show, Professional Division in the Southeastern Regional Flower Show in Atlanta, and is often featured in major floral and design publications. Burns entertained the sold-out audience with a variety of inspiring floral arrangements while enchanting them with his easy southern charm.
A treat for the senses
2010 Third Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
This truly unique event featured Martha McClellan, as guest presenter, a highly acclaimed floral designer and Garden Club of America flower show judge who demonstrated current principles of design and inspired the enthusiastic audience with a variety of stunning floral arrangements.
2009 Second Annual Flower Show and Luncheon
One hundred-eighty guests enjoyed a delicious fall luncheon in the ballroom at The Farm, followed by a presentation by the exceptionally talented Buff Adams of Memphis. Buff wowed our guests with her beautiful and clever flower arrangements, using flowers purchased from florists and local grocers, home-grown flowers and an assortment of garden greenery. Buff’s designs are user-friendly and equipped us with a ready supply of quick and original floral inspirations.