Hills florist invited to create to honor pioneering women in history – Orange County Register
Congratulations to Lori Hickey, who was recently selected to participate in the ‘Fleurs de Villers: Femmes’ fresh flower exhibition and competition which will take place in the Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza until Sunday.
Hickey, a graduate of Esperanza High School and UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology, honed her creative craft while working as a floral designer for local florists throughout college. A knack for creating uniquely beautiful floral arrangements inspired her to open a floral business, Golden Sol Floral Co, two years ago.
For the South Coast Plaza event, she was asked to create a new floral stitching on a mannequin depicting iconic and ever-evolving model, actress and singer Grace Jones; its innovative design is a tribute to Jones’ famous fluid style and dramatic fashion appeal.
This unique exhibit, part of the Southern California Spring Garden Show, features what organizers call “culturally, politically, and historically significant women throughout the ages known as pioneers of change, rule breakers, and trailblazers.” Sixteen exceptionally talented florists from Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties were invited to participate in the exhibition; each tasked with creating a set of fresh flowers for one of 16 models celebrating these legendary women.
For exhibit hours and additional information, visit southcoastplaza.com. Visit goldensolfloralco.com for more florist information.
The Ebell Club of Canyon Hills presented checks to representatives of its major philanthropic recipients at its April general meeting.
The club members who nominated each of the Principal Recipients assisted Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Susan Harker, with the presentation. Mary Hovland introduced Jim Martin, CEO of Donate Life California. He provided an overview of the state-licensed non-profit organization that operates the California Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Registry, the number of people who have received life-saving transplants and the importance of becoming an organ donor. Donate Life California was selected as one of this year’s top philanthropies in memory of longtime Ebell member and former president Judi Sepulveda, who received a double lung transplant. Family members Dennis Sepulveda and Megan Burgess, husband and daughter of Judi, were in attendance.
Mai Hinwood introduced Tammy Peng, senior director of community engagement for Meals on Wheels/Orange County, who explained how the funds would help the nonprofit with meals for low-income or immobile seniors. She provided information about the program itself, the number of seniors served in the Anaheim and Orange communities as well as the organization’s hot meal program available at various community senior centers.
In addition to check remittances, Ways and Means Co-Chair Nancy Bertocchini presented the board’s recommendation for a donation to the World Vision organization designated to help refugees in Ukraine; voted on by members, the donation was matched by those present.
Members also supported Operation Blankets of Love Animal Rescue by contributing pet food, treats, leashes, collars, toys, towels and blankets to help meet the needs of the organization. animal rescue nonprofit.
Ebell Club membership is open to women interested in fun, friendship and community. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except July) at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall at Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church. For more information about the Ebell Club or membership, contact Club President Patti Faiman at 714-402-2522 or visit ebellclubcanyonhills.com.
Representatives from the office of California State Assemblyman Phillip Chen recently surprised Judy Khieng and Peter Ros, owners of Sierra Donuts in Anaheim Hills, with a framed certificate of recognition for exemplary customer service. The company has been in the same location since 2015.
Assembly Board Certificates of Recognition are the result of suggestions from leaders and community members and are awarded periodically to companies that consistently provide quality products and exceptional customer service.
Congratulations on this special recognition.
A relay for life
Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church once again has a team, “CHPC Cares,” participating in the American Cancer Society North Orange County Relay For Life scheduled for May 21 at El Rancho Charter School.
This event, one of the largest voluntary fundraisers in the world, provides an opportunity for communities to come together in the fight against cancer to support and celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers. The one-day event includes a turn-around walk around the El Rancho trail to raise funds, entertainment and various activities as well as special rides for survivors and caregivers. A luminaria ceremony is organized to honor the memory of those who have died of cancer.
There are several ways to participate in this fundraising effort. Lead or join a team or donate money. Remember that every donation counts and helps make a difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised through Relay For Life events helps fund research, education, advocacy and family services.
For more information about the CHPC Cares team, visit canyonhillspc.org/events. Additional event information is available at Relayforlife.org.
Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Contact her by phone (714-998-4604 or email ([email protected]).