A ‘Spring Sensation’ Event to Be Held at the Coxhall Mansion

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February 2022

The dedicated members of the Coxhall Guild, supporting The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc., is hosting a tablescape spring fundraising event, “Spring Sensation,” planned for Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The guild has invited various florists, decorators and individuals to design tablescapes that highlight entertaining for various spring events and invigorate the various senses that are touched by the beauty of spring.

The Mission of the Coxhall Guild

As an affiliate of The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc., the Coxhall Guild is also helping to support their goals in making the Coxhall estate a place for families and others to gather and appreciate the beauty and educational opportunities offered in this setting.

Spring Sensation Coxhall Mansion

The Coxhall Guild provides funds and volunteers to support Coxhall Mansion and Parks via Hamilton County Parks Department. The Coxhall Guild has most recently donated the Outdoor Classroom, a Butterfly Garden and various statuary placed in the Children’s Garden, as well as additional urns on the mansion patio. The guild is awaiting the placement of 10 additional urns at the park entrances and Cripe Pavilion. They are excited about a large-scale kaleidoscope coming to Coxhall Gardens in the spring.

Ushering in the Splendor of Spring at the Coxhall Mansion

The Coxhall Guild invites you to participate in this one-day event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. by designing and creating a tablescape highlighting your business and services. Round 6-foot tables with white tablecloths will be furnished and set up in the conference room in the mansion. There is no cost to participate as a vendor.

Spring Sensation Coxhall Mansion

As the Coxhall Estate and Mansion grows in popularity throughout the Carmel and Indianapolis area, this is a perfect chance to showcase your business and decorating expertise for spring and summer entertainment activities. The Coxhall Guild board, the event co-chairs Sandra Pirkle, Janet Moon and Kimberly Shoemaker and the entire “Spring Sensation” committee are excited to invite guests back to Coxhall Mansion and to garner the support for Coxhall Gardens from the Hamilton County community, as well as support for the participating local businesses.

In addition to the guild’s tablescape event in the conference room, they will be hosting a tearoom in the third-floor ballroom. The tea room menu consists of an assortment of finger sandwiches and a mini pastry display. Tea and water will be provided. Two signature beverages, “Vodka Spring Forward” (vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and rosemary) and “Spring Sensation” (gin, lemonade and lavender), will be available for an additional cost.

Throughout the mansion various vendors will be selling items to guests such as clothing, jewelry and other items. The cost for guests is a set price of $25 for this event and other activities within the mansion.

Guests of the “Spring Sensation” will be entertained by a harpist from the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, and Nick Williams from John Kirk Furniture will be doing two demonstrations. Angela Richards from Pampered Chef will also do demonstrations on easy spring and summer dishes.

Friends of Hamilton County Parks Welcomes April Williams

The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. (FHCPI) Executive Director April Williams is excited to be working with the Coxhall Guild on the year’s first fundraising event for Coxhall Gardens as part of her goals to forge new partnerships for key FHCPI fundraisers such as “Spring Sensation” and “Posh Picnic.” Williams stepped into her new role at FHCPI this past January.

Spring Sensation Coxhall Mansion

“My career has been in philanthropy for the most part,” Williams shared. “Most importantly, I have a great love for parks, and having formerly led the Columbus Park Foundation in Columbus, Indiana, and always highly respecting Hamilton County Parks, I felt like it was a mutual fit when I heard about the position.”

Williams added, “I’m thrilled and honored, honestly, to be a part of helping expand FHCPI and to help in any way that I can to preserve and expand our parks. We want to expand upon the success that has already been brought by the ‘Posh Picnic’ and other events that the guild has led. I commend [the guild] for wanting to expand and create another event that draws every generation. I think they’re an impressive group of ladies, and I’m really looking forward to working with them.”

So, mark your calendars and get your tickets! There is parking on the grounds, and guests are encouraged to use the rear entrance of the mansion. The Coxhall Mansion features a guest elevator permitting convenient access to all three floors of the historic residence.

For more event info and to purchase tickets to this year’s “Spring Sensation,” visit coxhallguild.org or friendsofhamiltoncountyparks.org.

Spring Sensation 2022 Participants and Vendors


Amy Barragree Tabelscapes 

Arbutus Garden Club


Blush Love Floral 

G & G Design and Staging

Gisele’s Flower and Event Décor

Great GrowIN’s

John Kirk Furniture 

Meta Design

Oberer’’s Florist 

Ritz Charles



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