May 20, 2013 — ‘Growing Dreams’ Celebrates Return with Extravagant ‘Flora Couture’ Floral Show for MYFS

gd 2013 logoGrowing Dreams, the signature event for Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS), returns this year after a one-year hiatus. Entitled, Flora Couture: Where Floral and Fashion Collide!, the event features Philadelphia florist Ron Mulray as the guest floral designer.

The event will be on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa Haleakala Ballroom in Wailea, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Chairperson Teena Rasmussen, owner of Paradise Flower Farms on Maui, is happy to welcome Growing Dreams back to center stage. “We are excited to bring this hugely popular one-of-a-kind of event back to Maui,” Rasmussen said. “With some fresh ideas and a revitalized approach, we know that people will be delighted with this year’s presentation.”

Mulray will create ensembles on-stage made from ‘upcycles’ and other surprise elements to highlight the avant-garde presentation. Themes will vary and include wedding ensembles to ultra-modern designs. “The model’s ensembles will be punctuated with beautiful floral pieces that will certainly delight the audience. And for the first time our donors will have the opportunity to sponsor one of these magnificent creations,” adds Rasmussen.

The committee is also looking for corporate sponsors and auction donations for the MYFS fundraising event. “As fun and glamorous as Growing Dreams always is, we want to remember what it’s all about,” adds Rasmussen. “Ultimately, the show helps MYFS provide crucial services to Maui’s challenged and neglected children such as emergency shelters, therapeutic foster care, mentoring and support.”

In addition to a fabulous luncheon and floral design show, there will also be a silent and live auction.

Tickets for the event, which will now be held bi-annually, are $140 and $165 for VIP seating. Guests may purchase tickets online by visiting and going to the Growing Dreams page. Information about sponsorships, auction donations and placing advertisements in the event program is also available online. For more information, please call 808-579-8414, ext. 8102.