BOXWOOD BUDDIES: Louise Amaral, left, president of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Alumnae Chapter, joins John Dick of Atwood Florists, Megan Macera of Macera’s Restaurant and Teddy DelPonte during Sunday’s unique Boxwood Christmas Tree Making Fundraiser in Cranston. Many of the vehicles that pulled into the parking lot at 1500 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston Sunday visited Macera’s Italian Restaurant for more than soup and sauce. Some 40 women filled the main dining room inside the famed eatery to fight domestic abuse and to raise money for the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County. Moreover, Team AF/MM, or Atwood Florists and Megan Macera, served as co-hosts for the fun, food and fellowship fundraiser that was highlighted by an impressive lesson on the proper way to create boxwood trees. “This is special!” exclaimed Louise Amaral, president of the Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter of Epsilon Phi Epsilon, whose sorority sisters took part in the unique event. “We’re very, very appreciative to John [Dick] of Atwood Florists and Megan [Macera] for what they’re doing for the Domestic Violence Resource Center.” Dick, who owns and operates Atwood Florist at 1041 Atwood Ave. in Johnston, was excited to serve as co-host with Macera, whose family owns the aforementioned iconic Italian restaurant. “Megan really went above and beyond for this special event,” Dick said. “All the food items are delicious and especially well-presented.” The same held true for Dick’s lesson on how to make the highly popular boxwood holiday tree, which has become a favorite at Dick’s shop. Sunday, in fact, was the second time in as many days that Dick held the now-popular class on the making of a boxwood holiday tree, as he hosted a group of 15 women at his 1041 Atwood Ave. location Saturday and has more classes scheduled for […]