4th Annual Gourd Festival to be held Sept. 24 in Orion


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Posted Online: Sept. 14, 2011, 11:35 am
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Press release submitted by Rhonda LeMar-James

Join us for the 4th Annual Gourd Festival

A "Gourd"geous Day in the Country

Saturday, September 24, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

at Whispering Winds Ranch

3316 N. 1600th Ave, Orion, IL

FREE Admission FREE Activities FREE Parking (and walking!)

FREE Kids make it and take FREE Tattoos FREE Kids gourd games

FREE GOURD PUPPET SHOW – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Visit Gourd Patch members for crafted gourds, gourd jewelry, home décor, supplies, gourds for fall decorating and more!

Enjoy walking through the gourd arbors

Candy Corn Count – FREE Guess – Win it All!!

FREE – Sign up to Win Door Prizes! Drawn every hour

Come hungry! Breakfast and Lunch served by the Orion Lions Club

Visit Mama M's for pies, cookies, jams and other treats!

200 "green" bags donated by Hillcrest Golf and Resort, Orion – it's just around the corner

Bring Your Camera! Lots of fall vignette photo opportunities for family pictures!

Event held Rain or Shine! Two miles north of Orion—watch for signs!

For information contact the Quad City Gourd Patch Club at wwr@frontiernet.net or 309-526-3332

wwr@frontiernet.net or call (309) 526-3332

FREE demonstration classes on gourd growing, making a coiled rim, finishing techniques, and quality gourds for projects.

Gourd Patch members are on hand to answer any of your gourd questions.

Take a picture with our new mascot!!

Beaure"gourd"

Buy raffle tickets for two gourd wreaths made by QCA Gourd Patch Members – proceeds help keep the Gourd Festival FREE! Also, new this year – each person can bring ONE non perishable food item and receive a FREE raffle ticket. Items to be donated to the area food pantries.






















 



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