Floral Design Show in Bangor Sunday 

Local Maine florists got to show off some of their work at the first ever Maine Floral Design show at the Bangor Civic Center Sunday.More than 20 professional florists from all over the state shared their designs, and techniques with some local amateur floral enthusiasts.The pros even gave away a few secrets to the crowd that gathered.Many of the exhibits had holiday and autumn themes.The folks who put on the event were trying to encourage Mainers to use their local florists instead of the online options.”Well, with the economy the way that it is we are all a luxury business, most flower shops are flower and gift items and we just want the people that they can come and find all kinds of different products at every one of our shops, there are artists in the shops, there are designers in the shops award winning designers so buy local come in and visit your local flower shop,” says William Sheehan, President of Maine Florists and Growers Association.Organizers say they’re hoping to make this an annual event.