Local nonprofit Texas Blossoms has announced plans for its 2023 Back in Bloom Gala.
The event is set to take place on Saturday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Nick and Lou Martin University Center located on the Texas Wesleyan University campus. The event features food, raffles, a wine pull, and guest speakers.
The gala will raise funds for the organization, “which plants and nurtures blossoming trees across the state,” as stated in the nonprofit’s press release.
The goal is to “foster community, increase local economic development, create spaces for pollinators to thrive, and decrease the prevalence of ‘heat islands,'” according to the release.
The nonprofit focuses its energy on community spaces in Texas, often partnering with schools and libraries, such as the Fort Worth Library.
“Texas Blossoms helps beautify Fort Worth by bringing green and flowering trees to the city,” said the director of the Fort Worth Library, Manya Shorr, in the release.
Shorr says she is grateful for the work of the organization and its volunteers and hopes that someday “all libraries will have trees,” according to the press release.
The funds raised by the gala will certainly come in handy, as each tree costs about $100. Maintenance costs even more, according to Angela Goodwin, the president of Texas Blossoms.
Each watering route costs around $750. Texas Blossoms waters each of its 1,600 trees every one-to-two weeks on average. Sometimes, the amount of time between watering is shorter, especially in the summer.
The fundraiser is presented by EarthX, an “international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide,” as stated on the EarthX website.
Tickets for the gala cost $50, which waters roughly 100 trees. Tickets can be purchased online here. If you are interested in helping sponsor the event, click here or contact Angela Goodwin by phone at 817-913-0502 or email at [email protected]