TERRE HAUTE —
Flower & Patio Show coming up Saturday
The Greene County Master Gardeners Association will be sponsoring its 2012 Greene County Flower & Patio Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29. The eighth annual show will be at the Greene County 4-H Extension Building at 4503 W. Indiana 45 between Bloomfield and Switz City.
Food this year will be provided by John Davidson with J&T Concessions. They will be located outside the west entrance to the building selling their famous fish and tenderloin sandwiches. Inside the building the Greene County Extension Homemakers will have their booth offering delicious baked goods. There will be seating inside to sit down, relax and enjoy the food.
There will be annual and perennial plants for sun or shade, hanging baskets and planter flowers, vegetable plants, fruit and ornamental trees, tropicals, John Deere mowers and handcrafted garden tools. There will also be primitives, candles, pottery, wind chimes, handcrafted gourds, potting benches, birdhouses, wooden craft and garden items, homemade soaps and lotions, and prepackaged home food items.
The Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and to hand out information on the Purdue Master Gardener program. This program will run from Aug. 30 to Nov. 15 and has classes on plant nutrition and propagation, disease and pest control, lawns, hydroponics and landscape design to name a few. Interested persons should visit the Master Gardener booth to learn more about this interesting and informative program.
The Master Gardeners will also be giving away free trees while supplies last and will have a raised bed demonstration with take home information for those interested in this form of gardening. There will also be a special booth just for the kids. This year they can make a “toad house” to take home along with other fun activities.
Attendance and parking are free.
Events planned for 10th anniversary of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Altrusa International of Paris, Ill., is making plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Edgar County on May 5. There will be an outdoor event for children from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT at the Human Resources Center at 118 W. Court St. Children will be able to select a free book from the Reading on the Road book trailer and meet a special big red dog. Refreshments will be served.
Altrusans want to “round up” the many important people who have contributed to the success of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Edgar County. A “Hats off to Reading” dinner and music event for adults, with a Chuck Wagon Dinner menu, will be at 6 p.m. May 5 in Café France Dining Room at 118 West St. in Paris. Music will be provided by Motherlode, a popular group which plays Blue Grass and Folk music.
Limited tickets will be available for the 10th anniversary party celebrating the fact that more than 60,000 books have been sent to children in Edgar County in the past 10 years. To make the party even more enjoyable, participants may wish to wear either cowboy or derby hats as they kick up their heels and say “Yee-Haw” to books and reading.