Walter Creighton, a past president of the 75-year-old Camellia Club of Mobile displayed his greenhouse camellias at Semmes Camellia Festival
Among the beautiful camellias exhibited at the 2015 Semmes Camellia Festival January 24 were those developed by Walter Creighton (pictured) and Donald Oyler, both members of the Camellia Club of Mobile. Other blooms were by various individuals.
Jeanette Byrd, chair of the Festival, said that approximately 150 guests enjoyed the camellia exhibits, tables-capes, Carol Jarvis' china camellia plates, the Camellia Art Show and other displays.
The Semmes Camellia Festival began in 1949 and was revived in 2013 and sponsored by Alumni & Friends of Semmes School, Inc. and Mobile Public Library. Raymond Byrd is president of Alumni & Friends of Semmes School, which meets monthly at Semmes Heritage Park on Wulff Road in Semmes.