Philadelphia Flower Show Opening Night Gala Draws Crowd

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PUBLIC RECORD contributing editor Bonnie Squires enjoyed posing with two British Beefeaters.

Barbara and Wendell Holland liked posing in front of a British poster at the Flower Show, Brilliant! Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Tom Ellis, former Montco Treasurer, socialized with Gretchen Wisehart (left) and Suzanne Cawley, wife of Lt. Governor Jim Cawley. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

President Sean Buffington of the University of the Arts enjoyed speaking with Catherine Cahill of the Mann Center and Dennis Wint of the Franklin Institute. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Best in Show winners Michael Petrie (right) and wife Kathye posed in front of their award-winning large exhibit with collaborators Tiana and Greg Leavitt, who created the Louise Nevelson-like sculptures for Petrie’s garden display. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Maria Papadakis (in white) and her posse were enjoying the Flower Show. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Tom Woodward, president of Bank of America Pennsylvania, the prime sponsor of the Flower Show, was there with his colleagues Debbie O’Brien and Teresa and Ken Wood. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

The Phillies partner with PHS on projects, and Mike Stiles, the team’s VP, was at the gala with his wife Leslie, who chairs the PA Conference on Women. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record
photo by Bonnie Squires

Lorina Marshall, of Independence Blue Cross, was there with Orville Coxen. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Senator Larry Farnese was joined at the gala by friends Melanie Martin and Chris Chimicles. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record
photo by Bonnie Squires

6abc produced a TV special on the Flower Show, and on-air talents (l to r) Karen Rogers, Dave Murphy, and Melissa Magee were part of the station’s team. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Enjoying the Preview Party Friday night of the Philadelphia Flower Show are (l to r) Councilman Bill Green, his wife Margie and their son William; and friends Sue and Michael Young. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Mary and Justin Klein joined former PA Treasurer Robin Wiessman and her husband Ken Jarin at the opening gala at the convention center.Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Howard Meyers, chairman of the PHS board, escorted his wife, Barbara, and friends the Kenworthys to the opening gala.Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Drexel President John Fry and his wife Cara meet up with Suzanne and Norman Cohn at the Flower Show gala.Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

Marc and Paula Solomon with Drew Becher. Bonnie Squires/For the Public Record

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