North Raleigh Florist to Compete in Annual North Carolina State Florist Association Contest Aug. 17

Local Florist Team to Enter Annual Competition in Two Centerpiece Categories

Raleigh, NC, August 15, 2013 --( North Raleigh Florist (, located at 7457 Six Forks Road, has announced that they will compete in the 2013 North Carolina State Florist Association (NCSFA) Convention Competition in the categories of centerpiece and miniature centerpiece Saturday, Aug. 17 at Embassy Suites Greensboro, located at 204 Centreport Drive. The convention, titled “The Hidden Beauty of the Wild, Wild West,” will feature a trade show, live entertainment, contests and workshops.

North Raleigh Florist employee Samantha Harrington will enter the miniature centerpiece competition, which will feature the submission of an arrangement smaller than 5 inches in height and be composed of a combination of fresh and dried silk flowers. Fellow employee Amy Sipe will compete in the larger centerpiece category, which will reflect the convention’s theme and be featured at the Saturday night dinner function.

“Samantha and Amy are very talented in crafting breathtaking centerpieces and they are excited to share their talents with the association, judges and convention attendees,” said Janice Cutler, president and owner. “This annual convention is an excellent platform for our employees to learn and grow within the floral industry.”

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About North Raleigh Florist:
North Raleigh Florist, owned by Janice Cutler, former owner of Montgomery’s Florist from 1996-2001, is committed to providing only the finest floral arrangements and gifts. Located at 7457 Six Forks Road in Raleigh, the firm is convenient to North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall, local businesses and a host of special-event locations. Honored by Metro Magazine with a MetroBravo! Award in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and named Best Florist by Independent Weekly’s 2010 and 2013 Best of the Triangle awards, North Raleigh Florist is a full-service florist specializing in fabulous containers with elaborate designs for any occasion, and always offers the latest trends in floral design. The firm offers a variety of services including fresh flowers, silk flowers and plants for any occasion for local delivery and out of town ordering, in addition to a Sunday on-call option for sympathy work. For more information on North Raleigh Florist, please visit or call (919) 847-3381 or (800) 447-5435.

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