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Paul and Patricia Phelps pose in front of their booth at the Sarasota Orchid Society' s Symphony of Orchids festival and sale.

Orchid Society celebrates 60 years with A Symphony of Orchids

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Paul and Patricia Phelps pose in front of their booth at the Sarasota Orchid Society' s Symphony of Orchids festival and sale.

Ellen Kaiden selects an orchid to purchase from Patricia and Paul Phelps. A water color artist, Kaiden was selecting a orchid for her next painting.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Ellen Kaiden selects an orchid to purchase from Patricia and Paul Phelps. A water color artist, Kaiden was selecting a orchid for her next painting.

Kaiden shows some of her previous paintings.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Kaiden shows some of her previous paintings.

Professional growers sold their orchids and members of the Sarasota, Venice and Englewood orchid societies submitted their plants for judging.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Professional growers sold their orchids and members of the Sarasota, Venice and Englewood orchid societies submitted their plants for judging.

Ken and Emmie Chapman

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Ken and Emmie Chapman

Festivalgoers perused booths from professional growers.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Festivalgoers perused booths from professional growers.

Donna Heffner, Lynne Heuston and Cally Rothman

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Donna Heffner, Lynne Heuston and Cally Rothman

Festivalgoers perused booths from professional growers.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Festivalgoers perused booths from professional growers.

Janet Keown and JoAnn Britton of the Venice Orchid Society pose in front of their society' s display.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Janet Keown and JoAnn Britton of the Venice Orchid Society pose in front of their society' s display.

Alina Van Regenmorter helped her grandmother, Joanne Wuelfing (not pictured), select an orchid to purchase.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Alina Van Regenmorter helped her grandmother, Joanne Wuelfing (not pictured), select an orchid to purchase.

Joanne Wuelfing smells the orchids for sale at the festival.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Joanne Wuelfing smells the orchids for sale at the festival.

Rick Van Rijssen inspects some of the orchids for sale at the festival.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Rick Van Rijssen inspects some of the orchids for sale at the festival.

Nicole and Lori Sullivan admire some of the orchids for sale.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 |

Nicole and Lori Sullivan admire some of the orchids for sale.

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