2023 – HSCSS Gala Party

Photos by Rita Taylor and Hammy Sorkin

Club members turned out in numbers in mid-December for another great year-end party at Jost Event Center. After a smooth setup (thanks, everybody), members perused tables full of plants, pots, books, cactus kitsch – and more plants – before sitting down to a delicious potluck feast. A merry and sometimes funky raffle preceded the silent auction with dozens of varied plants. The live auction, which featured larger specimens from J & J Cactus and Succulents and members, saw plenty of spirited bidding action. Thanks to Mike Hellmann for directing the auctions and to everyone who helped put together this great annual fund-raiser for HSCSS. Click through the following photos for an overview of the fun and festivities.