HATCHERY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Volunteers
The Hatchery Outdoor Adventure Day is being held this year on Saturday, 09/08/18. The event begins at 8:30 am and ends around 2:00 pm. Each year we service 400 - 500 children with some type of garden craft. We are asking for your assistance in working this great event. This allows you to gain work hours with no digging, and have so much fun doing it. Lunch is provided for the volunteers, and we will have refreshments and water.
We have a couple of ideas for the kids garden related craft project, but want to see what ideas you might have about what we can do. In the past we have done planters, sock chia heads, sweet potato growing pots, water bottle bird feeders, and other crafts. If you have an idea please share that with me so we can see if it might work and/or be better than the other ideas we have already. The craft should be something that can be done by all ages of children, can be completed in just a few minutes, is not terribly messy, can be carried by the children during the day, materials can be gathered easily and quickly, and is not too expensive. We are not going to do anything involving peanut butter to avoid creating problems for anyone that might have an allergy. Dependent upon which craft idea we choose we may also need to have a work day prior to the actual event to complete preliminary items.
Please let me know if would be able to help us this year, if you might have any good ideas, or you have any questions or suggestions. Contact Darrell Stewart if you can help with this fun event.
BAXTER COUNTY FAIR HORTICULTURAL EXHIBIT Volunteers
Baxter County Master Gardeners manage the exhibit listings for the horticulture section of the Baxter County Fair Book. We oversee the horticulture room, including the Junior and Senior Horticulture Exhibits at the Baxter County Fair. Coordinators recruit and train other Master Gardeners to register exhibits and to staff the horticulture room at fair time. An exhibit grooming table is also available to exhibitors, staffed by Master Gardeners during the fair registration hours to assist with final entry preparations. Contact Rick Gatewood if you are interested in helping September 11th-15th.
SPRING SEMINAR Chairperson
We need a chairperson for our annual Spring Seminar. Jane Druff, who has chaired this event for the last two years, has a great committee, many of whom will continue to work on this event. Jane will also lend guidance and ideas to help the new chair. The church has already been reserved for March 9, 2019, but it will soon be time to start planning. Either Jane or myself would be happy to sit down with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have about taking over this job. And I can promise the Board supports this event and the chair.
So, if you think you 'might' be willing to become Seminar Chair, please get in touch with Ceil Gasiecki; and we'll make sure we deal with any concerns. Many thanks for all your help and support.