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November 14, 2012

Bordine’s Extravaganza aids Assistance League

By Linda Shepard
C & G Staff Writer

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Melody Soave and Margaret Klobucar from Rochester Hills look at trees at Bordine’s Nursery Holiday Extravaganza.

ROCHESTER HILLS — For the past six years, Dena Frye has kicked off the holiday season with a visit to Bordine’s Nursery Holiday Extravaganza.

“It is a great night out, and it goes to charity,” Frye, of Rochester, said. “I love the food vendors.”

Frye attended Bordine’s Exclusively for Ladies Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 8 with her mother, sister and two aunts. Frye’s aunt Deanna Barham of Sterling Heights said this was her second year at the event.

“They bought me a ticket last year, and here I am this year,” she said.

The extravaganza featured an extensive amount of holiday cheer, with samples of food from many local restaurants, vendor displays, music, games entertainment and more. Dozens of holiday trees were decked out in their finest, and a vast array of decorations were on display.

Hundreds of women attended the event, which has raised funds for the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan for the past seven years. Bordine’s donates $10 from every $20 Holiday Extravaganza ticket sold to the Assistance League.

“We are sold out every year,” said Bordine’s owner Calvin Bordine. “We limit it to 400 people. It’s fun, it’s exciting — it is a good excuse to go out.”

The Assistance League provides clothing, food, tutoring, supplies and personal-care kits to thousands of infants, children, women, men and families year-round. All funds raised by the Southeastern chapter stay within the communities, providing service to those in need.

Bordine’s Nursery is offering several upcoming holiday workshops at their Rochester Hills, Clarkston and Brighton locations. A ribbon wreath workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 and an artificial-wreath decorating workshop will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 1. Workshop price is $45.

Bordine’s Nursery is located on the northeast corner of Hamlin and Rochester Roads in Rochester Hills. To register for a holiday workshop or for more information, visit www.bor dines.com/events.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Linda Shepard at lshepard@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1065.