Posts Tagged ‘Fay Ireland’

PHOTOS: Annual Donor Appreciation Event

Friday, November 18th, 2011

(L to R): Lucy Thompson, Executive Director Fred Spicer, Peggy Balliet, Michael Balliet, Fay Ireland

On November 17, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its annual Donor Appreciation soiree at the home of Lydia and Taylor Pursell. Approximately 100 donors enjoyed the cocktail party, enjoying a wide array of hor d’oeuvres provided by Whole Foods. Among guests in attendance were current board members: Tommy Amason and his wife, Yates, Lou Willie and his wife, Cindy Comford, Sheryl Kimerling and her husband, Jon, Tricia Noble and her mother, Janie Meadows, Board President Henry Ray and his wife, Carolyn, Scott Walton and his wife, Kelley, Mary Williamson and her husband, Lex, Laurie Allen, and Louise Wrinkle and her husband, John. The board also toasted its new members in attendance, who will assume their new roles in 2012: Cathy Adams, Brian Barr, Tricia Holbrook and Barbara Burton.

(L to R): Kim McBride, Lydia Pursell

(L to R): Mary Williamson, Director of Marketing and Membership Andrew Krebbs, Laurie Allen

(L to R): Laurie Allen, Barbara Burton, Philippe Lathrop, Judy Crittenden

(L to R): Executive Director Fred Spicer, Nancy Latimer, Lamar Latimer

(L to R): Ogden Deaton, Helen Harmon, Chris Harmon, Francie Deaton

(L to R): Joy Kloess, Price Kloess, Lex Williamson

(L to R): Bob de Buys, Holly de Buys

(L to R): Scott Walton, Kelley Walton

(L to R): Tricia Holbrook, Board President Henry Ray, Leah Taylor

(L to R): Ann Katholi, Bill Warren, Michael Balliet

(L to R): Don Cosper, Pat Cosper, Phillip Morris

(L to R): Sheryl Kimerling, Leah Taylor, John Roberts, Tricia Holbrook

(L to R): Charles Katholi, Ann Katholi

(L to R): Mary Evelyn McKee, Taylor Pursell

(L to R): Mary Williamson, John Forney, Ann Forney

PHOTOS: Fay Ireland Turns 22

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Recently, we celebrated Mrs. Fay Ireland’s 22nd birthday here at The Gardens. It’s because of the generosity and dedication of people like Mrs. Ireland that The Gardens is able to accomplish many of its educational goals. Here’s to 100 more!

FBI Perennial Group Receives Gifts

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Here is a photo of the FBI Perennial group taken Thursday with many of the gifts given to the potting shed by Fay Ireland.  (Wheelbarrows, trugs, rolling carts, cabinets, giant fan-hidden).  Those in the photo from left to right – Maura Horton, Sue Stinson, Janet Taylor, Linda Grissom, Susan Jackson, Juanita Smith, Craig Christopher, Kaye Carlisle, Lynn Taylor, Pam Holby photo by Susan Colvin.  Thank you Fay!

If you would like to volunteer with the FBI Perennial Group, or learn more about any of our other volunteer opportunities at The Gardens, contact Mary-Bestor Grant at  205.414.3962 or