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Royal Oak is in bloom for Mother's Day
Originally printed 5/10/2012 (Issue 2019 - Between The Lines News)
Spring is in the air and Royal Oak citizens will soon celebrate the changing season - not to mention Mother's Day - in front of City Hall and the public library with the 19th Annual Royal Oak in Bloom market at 7 a.m. on May 13.
Organized by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, over 70 vendors from across the state will offer flowers, landscaping, lawn ornaments, gardening equipment and a variety of other spring-themed goods to sell.
The Royal Oak in Bloom outdoor market is the perfect opportunity to plan and prepare for this year's garden. Local farmers such as the VanHouttes, Gaiers and Uhlianuk families, as well as farmers from West Michigan and Canada, bring an impressive array of annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, vegetables and more for local gardeners to plant. In addition to the wonderful selection of plants, there will be an abundance of other outdoor items available, including hand-made wind chimes, stepping stones, beaded basket hangers, iron works, stone pavers, statues, bird feeders and even rain barrels.
This year, Royal Oak in Bloom organizers will again include a "Plant Pick-Up Area" to make shopping and carting gardener's purchases easier. Jones Lang LaSalle at Beaumont Hospitals will again provide golf carts to help shoppers get their purchases back to their vehicles while Chamber member volunteers are on hand to do everything from monitoring traffic to assisting shoppers. Visitors will be able to purchase refreshments and pick up information on other events in Royal Oak at the centrally located Information Booth.
This event is 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 in the Williams Street Parking lot along 11 Mile Road, in front of the Royal Oak City Hall and public library. Royal Oak in Bloom is free and open to the public. For more information, call 248-547-4000 or go to http://royaloakchamber.com.
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