Alzheimer’s Family Services to host second annual Celebration of Wreaths

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Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore. Many of us use them to decorate both inside and outside all year long. Recognizing that, the Alzheimer’s Family Services of greater Beaufort is hosting the second annual Celebration of Wreaths will open on Friday April 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a wine and hors d’oeuvres at The Loft in the Old Bay Marketplace in downtown Beaufort. The event, sponsored by HD Companies, Helena Place Assisted Living Community, Hospice Care of America, LuLu’s and the Gilbert Law Firm will provide much needed funding for Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort.

You will see over 60 wreaths decorated in all styles and themes already judged in their category. Categories include collegiate, patriotic, seasonal, Lowcountry, memory and more. There are also children’s categories where local preschool and elementary school art classes have decorated and donated a wreath. Each wreath will have a scavenger hunt item placed in it which participants are encouraged to locate for the chance to win a grand prize.

The winner of the grand prize will receive a gift certificate to the Cuthbert House Inn in downtown Beaufort. All wreaths are available for purchase at the silent auction the night of the Gala. On display will also be an oversized purple feather wreath accompanied by a basket of white feathers. Guests are invited to take a white feather and put it in the purple feather wreath to honor of a friend or family member struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

Tickets for the Gala on April 8th are $25 each or were included in the cost of decorating and donating a wreath or sponsoring a wreath category for judging purposes for the event. The wreaths will stay on display through Saturday, April 9th until 4:00 p.m. Donations are appreciated for entrance to Saturday’s exhibit. For more information about how to participate or purchase tickets please visit the Alzheimer’s Family Services website at www.afsgb,org or call 843-521-9190.