The event starts at 5:30 pm and the first 100 guests will receive a Gladiola flower as a memento. Gladiolus flower farms were big business in Delray Beach starting in 1939. Delray Beach was second in Florida Gladiolus production, shipping out more than 2 million dozen per year nationwide. Long before the Delray Affair came to dominate East Atlantic Avenue with its displays of arts and crafts, the Gladiola Festival had a successful eight-year run from 1947 through 1953 as Palm Beach County (http://www.sun-
The Gladiola flower remains an iconic and historic symbol of Delray Beach, along with the Pineapple.
What: Delray Beach Historical Society Open House and Birthday Celebration
When: August 26th, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Delray Beach Historical Society Campus located at 3 NE 1st Street in Delray Beach
Sponsors: Two Fat Cookies Bakery, The Seagate Hotel, From Roehm With Love Florist
For more information or to join and support the Delray Beach Historical Society, please email email@example.com or call 561-274-9578.