2011 Flower Show a Hit at Awards Ceremony

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Flower Show designer Sam Lemheney and Flower Show merchandising manager Pat Musolf (sporting the winning apron)

PHS is oh-so proud to report that the Philadelphia International Flower Show—specifically this year’s “Springtime in Paris”—received five awards from the International Festivals & Events Association.

The Flower Show was honored in a variety of programming and promotional categories, which included a Gold Award for the design of the gardening apron produced exclusively for the Flower Show—you may have bought one at the Flower Show Shop! The Show also received a Silver Award for its support of Plant One Million, a multi-state campaign to restore the region’s tree population.

Elegible entries came from around the world and were as diverse as the Indianapolis 500 Festival; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Dublin Irish Festival; Ham Pyeong Butterfly Festival, South Korea; and Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands.

The winners were announced at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held during the association’s 56th annual convention and expo. Sam Lemheney and other PHS staff were on hand in Fort Worth, Texas to receive the honors.

The Flower Show was recognized in the following categories:

BEST MISCELLANEOUS CLOTHING – GOLD

BEST OUTREACH PROGRAM BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY – SILVER

BEST EVENT VIDEO – SILVER

BEST FULL-LENGTH TV PROGRAM – BRONZE

BEST PIN – BRONZE

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