Japanese Garden Fall Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

The Japanese Fall Festival comes up this weekend. As 4 of our regular members will be unavailable to attend, we are in need of a large amount of help from you to pull this off. We need help in the exhibit area as well as the sales area, all day Saturday and most of Sunday. We need help setting up and taking down in both areas. Please fill out the sign-up sheet attached and get it back to me ASAP.

We are still looking for a volunteer to head up the Sales Area booth. It is an important position that earns the club funds to carry on our programs for 2012. Please contact me. All those who may have small plants to donate to the Sales booth, please let me know and plan to get them there no later than 9am Saturday. Thanks to Bob & Elizabeth Swindle for donating a good number of little plants in pots for the sale at the last meeting.

I personally need someone to come to my house on Friday night or Saturday morning and transport several trays of sales plants to the Sales area. I cannot transport exhibit trees, signs, etc. and the sales items at the same time. I do not have enough room. Please contact me to arrange a time.

All current members of the FWBS have been registered with the Festival organizers and you must check in to get your free pass into the Gardens. You may check in at any time. We park in the Linden St. parking lot off Montgomery and enter through the pavilion on the east side of the lot. Gates open at 7am, but we will begin the exhibit set up around 8:30. The Sales Area set up begins at about 8 am. The Sales Area or Marketplace, as the Festival organizers call it, has been moved to the trees just west off the parking lot from the main gate of the Japanese Gardens. The parking lot will once again be used for cars, VIP parking only.

The weather promises to be cooler and the Gardens are always beautiful. Come on out and have a good time with our hobby and friends.

Mark Bynum

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