By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010
Property Manager Jessica Judd stands on the beautiful grounds of Utica Square, host of the second annual Spring in the Square on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Utica Square is pleased to announce the second annual Spring in the Square. This event, free to the public, will take place Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will be able to tour the Utica Square flowerbeds in full bloom, listen to seminars and get expert advice on flowers and gardening, and even buy flowers for their own garden. You can also enter to win great prizes, take part in a photography contest, and shop and dine at your favorite locally-owned and nationally-recognized merchants in Utica Square. “This will be a spring day full of fun! Bring out the whole family,” says Jessica Judd, property manager of Utica Square.
Spring in the Square’s 2010 sponsors are: Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, Tulsa Master Gardeners, Southwood Landscape & Nursery, Riddle Plant Farm, Stems, Colebrook Nursery, Global Gardens, Ted & Debbie’s Flower & Garden, and Tulsa Herb Society.
Seminars will be held in the garden between The Wild Fork and Starbucks, and attendees are certain to learn a lot and get great advice from gardening experts. At 10:30 a.m., Stems will present “Designing with Garden Flowers.” Southwood’s presentation at 11:30 a.m. will be “Succulents: Indoors and Out.” The Tulsa Master Gardeners’ seminar, “Drip Irrigation/ Watering Green,” begins at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., check out “Wonderful World of Azaleas,” presented by Linnaeus Teaching Gardens. Colebrook Nursery presents “Enriching Soil” at 2:30 p.m. Global Gardens’ seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. and covers “Gardening Basics.” Finally at 4:30 p.m., Ted & Debbie’s Flower & Garden will present information on “Container Gardening.”
Be sure to bring along your digital camera to Spring in the Square – Utica Square is holding an amateur photography contest. Come and shoot pictures of the event, specifically the flower beds and newly planted flowers. Images should capture the spring ambiance at Utica Square.
To enter the photography contest, simply visit www.uticasquare.com, go to the Spring in the Square section, and submit your photographs along with the entry form. Each eligible entrant is allowed to enter up to five high-resolution images. Entries must be completed and received on or by June 1, 2010.
Some fantastic prizes are up for grabs to contest winners. First place will receive a $1,000 Utica Square gift certificate, compliments of Commerce Bank. The second place winner will receive a Yeoward crystal footed bowl in Pia design with a retail value of $310, compliments of Miss Jackson’s. Winner of third place will receive a Pandora bracelet and beads worth $300, compliments of J. Spencer. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on skill, composition, lighting and subjective judgment. Visit the website for all rules and more information.
Utica Square houses more than 60 stores and restaurants in a beautiful outdoor setting complete with clock towers, old-time lamp posts, statues and, of course, stunning flowers. For the nineteenth year, they are also hosting Summer’s Fifth Night, a series of free concerts every Thursday evening in the summer from 7 to 9 p.m. This month’s musical guests are Light Opera Oklahoma performing musical theatre on May 20, and the Mid-Life Crisis Band performing classic rock hits on May 27.
Be sure to mark your calendars now for a fun, informational day at Spring in the Square, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.