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Garden club has 'Pizzazz' to benefit Lower Valley

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Pizzazz at the Fox Chapel Golf Club offers handbags, floral arrangements and jewelry.
Jan Pakler | For the Tribune-Review
Pizzazz at the Fox Chapel Golf Club offers handbags, floral arrangements and jewelry.

Shop. Mingle. Give Back.

That's the slogan of the annual shopping boutique, “Pizzazz,” a three-day sale of sophisticated and hard-to-find items hosted by the Garden Club of Allegheny County.

In its 22nd year, Pizzazz is Oct. 18-20 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club with more than 25 vendors. The golf club is at 426 Fox Chapel Road.

“We offer merchandise not otherwise available in Pittsburgh,” said Carolyn Sanford, Pizzazz public relations chair.

The garden club through the event has been able to donate more than $1 million to local environmental projects over the past two decades, she said.

A preview party with a silent auction will be 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets cost $100 until Oct. 14 and $125 at the door.

Boutique shopping will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, with tickets ranging from $10 to $35.

There will also be a special party from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19, called the Petals Party, the proceeds of which will benefit the Healing Garden at The Cren's Institute. Cost is $20 and includes light hors d'oeuvres.

Nearly half of the booths this year will showcase new items, including handbags, jewels and sports pieces made from authentic professional gear, Sanford said.

Proceeds benefit conservation, environmental and horticultural projects in Allegheny County.

Some of the work has included a circular garden of native plants at Aspinwall Riverfront Park, a weather data collection station at Camp Guyasuta in O'Hara and an ecological assessment plan at Hartwood Acres.

For more on tickets and reservations, visit

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, or @tawnyatrib.

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