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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Everything's Coming Up Tulips

 

‘Spring Cleaning’ Sidewalk Sales at Participating Merchants

Eight to ten thousand tulips are about to burst into bloom in downtown Hendersonville according to master gardener, Scott Johnson. “The bulbs we planted in the fall should be in full bloom the second and third week of April,” said Johnson recently. This annual floral display spurred Narnia Studios owner, Barbara Hughes, to the decision to invite the community to the thirteenth annual “Tulip Extravaganza”. Krista Hare of Goldcrafting by Phillips & Co. felt is was a great opportunity to welcome area residents to enjoy spring in downtown Hendersonville. “The planters and flower beds on Main Street are beautiful year round, but in the spring they are especially showy,” said Hare. 

The “Tulip Extravaganza” is scheduled for April 1-30, which includes the week of Easter (April 5) and Passover(April 11) this year. Many of the shops will be holding their annual ‘spring cleaning’ sidewalk sale onApril 10 & 11 during the height of the spring color. The downtown businesses hope that residents will bring their out-of-town guests for a week of shopping and dining. “Downtown Hendersonville is such a treasure to Western North Carolina. We anticipate as many visitors as tulips!” said Barbara Hughes, owner of Narnia Studios. Hughes also said the businesses will each have unique ways to welcome the crowds and spring. “Many businesses will have tulip-themed displays in their windows as well as offering their spring specials,” Hughes added. 

Also, the thirteenth annual “Tulip Extravaganza” photo contest is always fun. All photos entered must be taken in downtown Hendersonville and the deadline to enter is April 26th. The winners will be announcedApril 30th. 

For more information about the “Tulip Extravaganza”, call Hughes at 697-6393.

13th Annual "Easter Bonnet Promenade"

Sashay on over to downtown Hendersonville in your finest Easter bonnet...

We are encouraging everyone, men, women and children to don their Easter finery or ‘funnery’ and shop in downtown all day Saturday.

People who wish to participate in the contest should gather at the gazebo in the 400 block at11:00 a.m. and saunter southward for 5 blocks and then cross to the west side of Main Street and promenade north to the 600 block, cross to the east and amble back to the gazebo. The winner will receive a basket of ‘goodies’ from Narnia Studios.