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Sapp’s Florists Partners With OTC For Gritz & Glitz Gala

Sapp’s Florists has partnered with Okefenokee Technical College to create a festive, glitzy occasion with floral arrangements and décor for the upcoming 2011 OTC Foundation Gritz & Glitz Gala.

Matt and Ashlyn Thompson (left) of Sapp’s met with Cindy Tanner (2nd from right) and Amanda Morris Dryden (left) earlier this week to make final preparations for the event. Sapp’s is a Premium Glitz underwriting sponsor of the gala. “We sincerely appreciate Sapp’s Florists,” stated Tanner. “They really stepped up to the plate and contributed on a grand slam level. The decorations are perfect.”

“Everyone at Sapp’s has been wonderful,” continued Tanner. “It’s also pretty neat that one of our graduates, Melissa, is now employed in-field by Sapp’s and will be helping with the decorations.” Melissa graduated from the Environmental Horticulture program.

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“The entire community has been extremely supportive,” Tanner shared. “OTC has positively impacted a lot of lives, and I think most people realize how valuable technical education is to our area.”

“It’s not too late to get your ticket to the gala,” stated Dryden, who coordinated the auction portion of the gala. “We have a huge array of items in all price ranges, including a beautiful curio cabinet (Lott’s Furniture), WACT tickets, a Tablet (Dell), a grill (Lang Grills), radio advertising (Qantum Comm. & Mattox Broadcasting), diamond jewelry (Steel’s Jewelry), a mattress set (Simmons), Gift Cards (J. Green & Co., Crawford Jewelers, Merle Norman, Cheers, Applebees, KD’s Café etc.), original paintings by local artists, and much, much more.”

The Festive Affair will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the downtown depot in Waycross. In addition to opportunities to bid on auction items, guests will be eligible for cash prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, and other gifts.

“Expect great food and fun,” said Tanner. “Rhythm Oil will put on a good show, as well. You won’t be disappointed.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door until 7 p.m.; however, no additional grand prize entries will be accepted once the first card is drawn (around 7 p.m.). For sponsorship or ticket information, call Cindy Tanner at 287-5829 or (912) 281-0917.

Proceeds from the gala benefit OTC students and programs through scholarships and grants.   

Matt and Ashlyn Thompson (left) of Sapp’s met with Cindy Tanner (2nd from right) and Amanda Morris Dryden (left) recently to make preparations for the OTC Foundation Gritz & Glitz Gala. 


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