April 15, 2019
Friendship, Volunteers, and Tradition
An enduring chain of friendship has helped to form the history of Flower Mart. Many Flower Mart volunteers are a part of a legacy that goes back years (or even decades), and spans generations.
One of Flower Mart’s exceptional volunteers was All Hallows Guild Board Member Betty Gordon – who provided her charming artwork for Flower Mart posters and programs; designed Flower Mart tote bags; and was the creator and director of the All Hallows Puppet Company.
From humble Beginnings to Extravagant Productions
For more than 40 years, Betty and her all-volunteer puppeteers delighted audiences of young and old with their original productions at Flower Mart. The puppet shows were often tailored to incorporate the Flower Mart theme, or used popular stories and legends as the basis for the script. The first generation of Flower Mart puppets were small figures handmade from socks, buttons, and paint. Today the fantastic figures are much larger and highly detailed.
the Show Goes on!
After Betty retired from her role with the Flower Mart Puppeteers, her daughter Allison stepped in, and continues this beloved Flower Mart tradition with the Lewinsville Puppeteers.
This year, they will be presenting two different productions. Animal Tales – on Friday, May 3rd, and The Frog Prince – on Saturday, May 4. The shows take place the Cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth in Flower Mart’s Children’s Area.