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Updated 06/29/2018

Georgia Gourd Society
President’s Message – June and July
Recently the Georgia Gourd Society lost three very important members Kathy Bird – past Treasurer and Reggie Eakin – past President and web page advisor also Tina Norford, past Treasure and board member. Kathy, Reggie, and Tina will be missed by all of our members and we send our Condolences to the families of these very special members. Thank You Atlanta Patch for the recent donation to the Society in memory of our deceased members. .  
I apologize for the late update of the President’s Message but as many of you know Troy and I have had a heavy teaching schedule.  
News concerning the upcoming Gourdfest. 1. We have almost all the available vendor spaces filled. 2. We have really great classes this year and Tina should post them very soon. 3. This year we will have no Market Place but we will have a make it and take it booth hosted by The Flint River Patch. 4. Please encourage members that you know or that in your patch to sign up for classes.  
Gourdfest will be held September 29th and 30th with set up on the 28th. You will need to bring your competition gourd art to the Griffin Kiwanis Building located at 1025 South Hill Street, Griffin, Georgia by 5:00 p.m. Please have your forms filled out. The forms along with categories can be found on our web page. Yes, you may have someone bring the gourd art for you but you must have the forms attached.
If you have any questions concerning the Gourdfest please contact Troy or Ellen at the following email address or .

President: Ellen Tatum
Treasurer: Tom Ricker
Secretary: Tina Handrop
Director: Gail Justus
Director: Ann Touchton
Director: Troy Tatum

2018 Sneak Peek
Registration NOW open go to 
2018 GourdFest page for details
2018 Vender Applications-coming soon