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2016 Fete des Fleurs a Real Celebration

On Wednesday, September 28, over 200 people gathered at Westwood Country Club to attend the Westlake Garden Club’s annual Fête des Fleurs fundraiser luncheon. The rain held off and there was even some sunshine peeking through the clouds. The room was stunning with all white linens, centerpieces of white hydrangeas with greenery and green beads forming an emerald necklace. The theme was celebrating the Cleveland’s Emerald Necklace with Brian Zimmerman, CEO of the Cleveland Metroparks as speaker. Attendees feasted on Chicken Francaise, long grain and wild rice, grilled vegetables and an apple fritter sundae for dessert. There was a plethora of beautiful raffle baskets and silent auction items as well as a bake shoppe with tempting homemade goodies. Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough was in attendance and after saying a few words, presented four of the five nonagenarian club members in attendance with a corsage. After lunch, Brian Zimmerman talked about what the Metroparks have done this year and plans for the future. The winning raffle tickets were drawn, silent auction winners announced, and someone at each table went home with the centerpiece. Proceeds from this luncheon help support various civic and educational organizations in the community. As another successful luncheon comes to a close, we need to recognize and thank Marsha McEntee and Shirley Lutts who co-chaired this year’s event. A big thank you also goes to the committee who worked tirelessly and kept everything together, running smoothly. See you next year!