OXFORD– For the eighth consecutive year, Anna Geyer lends out her bountiful garden and country home near Oxford on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Art & Flower Festival benefiting Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.
This family-friendly event features artwork for purchase from area artists. In addition, attendees can pick their own flowers and herbs from Anna’s Garden, enjoy fresh wood-fired oven pizza and homemade ice cream, and listen to live music. Children’s activities are also in store.
“This is a wonderful event for folks of all ages,” says Mark Patton, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “Many people look forward to the annual Art & Flower Festival and the opportunity it provides to enjoy a day in the country with friends and family while benefiting a worthy cause. Anna’s Cutting Garden is a beautiful place, we are grateful to Anna for hosting this event, which supports our mission to eliminate poverty housing in Cedar, Iowa and Johnson Counties.”
Geyer started the Festival in 2004 after receiving positive feedback about her garden. She realized the potential of the garden and decided to host a charity benefit. Since then, she has organized seven separate events, which have raised nearly $19,000 for the local nonprofit housing organization.
The Art & Flower Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anna’s Cutting Garden, 1259 Rohret Rd. SW, Oxford. Free-will donations for food, flowers and activities benefit Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity. The event occurs rain or shine. More information is available at 319-337-8949 or www.iowavalleyhabitat.org . The public is invited to attend.