What an exciting year this has been. We are growing in members every month and the Gourdfest was a huge success. Posted below is an article from the Griffin/Zebulon Life Magazine that is printed for our area. I was really pleased with this article and the coverage they gave us and they are talking about the possibility of a feature article prior to next year’s show which should increase our attendance for next year. We also has articles by Dennis McDonald appear in the Griffin Daily News and the Grip, a local free paper.
Thanks to all our working members and the members that made donations to the market place we made a profit on the show this year which was the first time in probably 7-9 years. It was a small profit and I will have the exact amount soon as all the expenses and some donations (Yes donations,) are still coming in!
We have a new patch that is being formed in Griffin, Georgia at the Kiwanis Building and Dennis McDonald is the Patch Coordinator. We will be meeting again on December 8th to choose a name for the patch and go over gourd tools.
The demonstration and sell at Callaway Gardens was also a success even though it rained, was muddy and cold but we had a lot of people in from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. I was so busy with the make it and take it that at times I had to have Dennis and Troy help me. We had people waiting to do the make it and take it. What a wonderful Problem to Have.
I am working on a GED Day to be held in Griffin at the Kiwanis Building on February 23, 2014 and I will have more on this right after Thanksgiving Holidays.
Remember we have CD’s for sale of the show and we can get them to our patches or we can mail them. If you are interested please notify Troy Tatum, his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I personally want to say thanks to all our members for without you we would not have a society for all of the gourd lovers. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and the very best Christmas Holiday ever.
President, Georgia Gourd Society