Blooms abound at annual poinsettia auction
The holiday spirit has overtaken Louisiana Tech as the department of agricultural sciences prepares for its annual poinsettia show and auction Wednesday, Nov. 30.This year, the event will take place at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. As with previous years, however, a varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction. “People should come because it is a great way to start the Christmas season,” said Dr. Gary Kennedy, head of the agricultural sciences department. “This year’s crop of Louisiana Tech University poinsettias are truly vibrant and will put even the most challenging Scrooge in the Christmas spirit.” Kennedy said 30 poinsettia lots will be sold, each being different with some lots consisting of a single large plant while others being a combination of different varieties. “It will be an event that will allow people to bid on the cream of the Tech poinsettia crop, and, at the same time, all proceeds will go directly to the Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Fund,” Kennedy said. Tickets are $10 for an individual and $60 for a table of six. They are available at Community Trust Bank and at the Marbury Alumni Center. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7 p.m.