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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gourd Fest and Gourd Dolls

See below; I have blogged about this festival and the amazing Gourd dolls and puppets displayed before.  It's a wonderful opportunity!

 

Greetings from the Quad City Area Gourd Patch!

You are invited to join us for our 8th Annual A “Gourd”geous Day in the Country!!  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26 (as always the 4th Saturday in September) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to enjoy many free activities.  Please check out the attached flyer for the day’s activities.
Be sure to stop by the Welcome Booth to sign up for free door prizes given hourly.  Also, if you bring a non-perishable food item (to be given to a food pantry in Iowa and one in Illinois) you will receive a free raffle ticket.  Drop it in the container in front of the various Halloween gourd art pieces made by the Patch members.  (Some have asked what a “Patch” is – it is a group of people who gather together because they have a love of gourds).  Your donations are always welcome to receive more raffle tickets – your generosity is what helps keep the festival free.

Bring your cameras as there are vignettes and other photo opportunities.  One that all seem to enjoy is the Gourd Hat and Bling booth that is set in a fall setting. Volunteers are at the booth to assist you and to take pictures if you would like.  Plenty of room for a family!

It’s baaaack!!  All parts of the gourd can be used not just the outside.  Come see the papermaking demos using the insides of gourds.
Bring your best guesses for Count the Candy Corn.  You have two chances again this year to win neat containers of candy corn.  Pick up your free mystery gourd seeds while you are there.
New classes, new puppet show, new games (all kids receive a goody bag for playing) – and they are all free!  Make it and take it this year is gourd bug houses.  Many new things and old favorites will be here.  Please read the attached flyer for a day of fun.  Something for everyone. 

As always, our gourd patch members are available to answer any questions you have.

We couldn’t begin to do this without the many, many volunteers.  If you are interested in being a part of a unique day, please let us know.

Watch for signs! 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 26th!!

QC Area Gourd Patch Members

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