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10/19/2016 - Fresh Poinsettia & Wreath Sale Rings in the Holidays

Contact: Kay Quinn, Development Coordinator or
Pauline Fallis
Phone: (785) 309-5770
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Fresh Poinsettia & Wreath Sale Rings In the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to think about the cheer that the 25th Annual Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum’s Poinsettia & Wreath Sale can bring to many. The most beautiful, nursery-quality poinsettias available in the area, the Museum’s poinsettias are guaranteed to brighten any décor, cheer loved ones and reduce your holiday stress. Also available for pre-order are fresh, long-lasting greenery wreaths locally made at BEL Tree Farm, starting at $20.

Score big holiday points with family and friends by giving one or more gorgeous, colorful poinsettias as a holiday, housewarming or “just because” gift. The lush, 15 to 18-inch “Small” plants are $14 each. The luxurious, 24-inch “Medium” plants are $29. Both options are multi-stem florals with bright blooms available in red, pink, white, burgundy and the new striped Jingle Bell. Also available is the stunning 36-inch “Large” poinsettia, available only in Christmas red for $40.

Order 30 or more plants for home, office, church or gift-giving use and take $2 off per plant. Members of the Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum receive an additional $1 per plant or wreath discount. Pick up your plants and wreaths at the Museum on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., to kick off the holiday season. Delivery to your home, office, church or charitable recipient is just $15 per stop in the Salina metro area.

Your support of the Smoky Hill Museum through the annual Poinsettia & Wreath holiday promotion directly supports educational programs and events for thousands of area children and families each year. Since the holiday season is almost here, it’s best to order your poinsettias or wreaths today. The last day to order is Tuesday, November 15, but some sizes or shades do sell out early. To order, please call 785-309-5776 or visit to order online.

When picking up your poinsettias in early December, be sure to browse through the Museum Store for creative holiday-gift ideas. From gourmet Kansas food products to local artwork to stunning wheat weaving, the Museum Store has something for everyone on your “may need a gift for” list. You can even create a custom gift basket for loved ones near or far, who might treasure a Kansas reminder.

Proceeds from Friends fundraising and from the Museum Store support the services and programs of the Smoky Hill Museum, a nationally accredited history museum, in downtown Salina, Kansas. The free-admission museum is open Tuesday-Friday noon to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.