Melon Fest thesis takes Stanislaus County Fair vaunt behind to ‘Good Old Days’

July 14, 2016 - garden totes

The Turlock Garden Club took a given thesis of “The Good Old Days” literally when entrance adult with this year’s floriculture vaunt during a Stanislaus County Fair.

Club members went to a really commencement of “The Good Old Days” of a satisfactory itself – a annual Melon Festival that began in 1911 and eventually developed into today’s Stanislaus County expo.

“I did some reading on a story of Turlock,” garden bar member Noreen Porath said. “We wanted to find something (for a exhibit) that had to do with a evident area. The Melon Festival fit good into ‘the good aged days’ theme.”

The vaunt – accessible for observation in a floriculture building during a fairgrounds – garnered initial place in a 10-by-20 multiplication for a Turlock club, that worked from Jun 27 to Jul 6 on a display.

Some of a work for a vaunt was finished during home by garden bar members, afterwards taken to a floriculture building after where a cabinet of 10 women joyously put it all together.

“If zero else, we have a good time,” Porath pronounced of a daily work on a booth. “(Fair organizers) told us that we have brought a opposite feeling to that whole area since we have so most fun.”

Indeed, a organisation totes in refreshments and snacks that they share with whomever stops by, she said. “We eat all day,” Porath said.

The Melon Festival creatively was orderly to foster and marketplace a internal melon industry.

The outing down Melon Festival memory line facilities a glance during some of a festivities enjoyed behind in 1911, including a Ferris circle and merry-go-round, melons galore, happening teller booths and a “Melon Queen,” as good as plants and flowers.

Another organisation from a Turlock Garden Club put together a apart rapids and pool area, also inside a floriculture building. Not partial of a competition, a waterfall/pond is a interrelated vaunt that a organisation does annually.

A begonia garden was planted with birch tree accents, a garden blockade and embankment around a rapids and pool area.

Porath pronounced this is a fourth year a bar has participated in a foe garden. Winnings any year go toward bar projects opposite Turlock that embody Jessica’s House, a Turlock Library, and downtown flower pots; a bar also donates to groups and events such as a Salvation Army, Sober Grad Night and a Carnegie Arts Center.

The Stanislaus County Fair continues by Sunday, Jul 17, during a drift during 900 N. Broadway in Turlock. The floriculture building is open 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Jul 14, and Friday, Jul 15 and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jul 16, and Sunday, Jul 17.

Patterson Garden Club takes best in show

Another outing down memory line won not customarily local honors, though also a best in uncover endowment for a Patterson Garden Club.

The group’s vaunt during a Stanislaus County Fair won initial place in a 10-by-10 division, in further to a altogether floriculture honors for a “Memories of Grandpa” display.

“Small gardens do not customarily win BOS, though this arrangement is so packaged with beauty and caprice it deserved to be recognized,” bar member Diane Adams pronounced in an email.

The arrangement consists of colorful stepping stones that lead adult a posy-lined walk, Adams said. A grandpa with a corncob siren is decorated slumbering in his rocker on a porch with an ancient bug sprayer nearby. A garden of corn, peppers, tomatoes and spices grows alongside flowers in circumference and baskets.

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