From its opening at 3 o’clock on Tuesday and on through this morning there has been a stream of visitors to the fall flower show of the Columbia Garden club, which is being held at the Township auditorium. The show will remain open until 10 o’clock Wednesday night and those who have not yet seen it are invited to attend during the afternoon or evening.
Seen again this morning, the show presented the same remarkable freshness that characterized its opening. During the evening the floor was sprinkled and fresh water added to the flowers to keep them.
The register show a great number of visitors from other towns and states. In South Carolina alone thirty-nine towns outside of Columbia are represented among those attending. Among the places from which visitors have registered are Lexington, Norway, Latta, Lancaster, Mullins, Lykesland, Blaney, Eastover, Florence, Lugoff, Blythewood, Conway, Myrtle Beach, Newberry, St. Matthews, Saluda, St. George, White Oak, Little Mountian, Longtown, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, Bennettsville, Bucksport, Beaufort, Bishopville, Clemson College, Edgefield, greenwood, Hartsville, Irmo, Aiken, Anderson, Chester, Sumter, Winnsboro, Ridgeway, Leesville, Stateburg.
Many have come from beyond the boarders of South Carolina, and the visiting list shows names from New York, Massachusetts, California, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Georgia, Florida and Washington, D. C.
Prizes will be given out to the winners Thursday morning at the auditorium, after which the exhibits will be released.
Arrangements are being made to auction off the cut flowers at 9:30 Wednesday night, the proceeds to go to the Associated Charities. Exhibitors who have other uses for their flowers and do not wish them sold in this way are asked to call the chairman, Mrs. William Barnwell, so that their entries can be kept for them. Special care will be taken of all containers and exhibitors may get them by calling at the show room Thursday morning after nine o’clock.
The committee on awards, Mrs. A. Mason Gibbes, chairman, announces that the prizes will be given out Thursday morning. It has been found that making the presentation during the show causes confusion and delay in getting them to the recipients.