On our annual Garden & Home Tour day, the door prize is always of great interest to our guests. We are very appreciative of the sponsors who donate door prizes for our event. A special thanks, again this year, goes to Rio Grand Ace Hardware and Garden Center for donating a prize valued at $150.
Our door prizes could be won by any of our guests who come from 28 different states around the country. For that reason the door prize must be appropriate for shipping out of state. This year two generous donors, Tooley's Trees and Giant Plumbing, have donated gifts which could only be claimed by locals: a mature tree valued at $100 and 3 hours of plumbing services, also valued at $100. These two gifts will be silent auctioned at our June club meeting with the proceeds to go toward tour expenses. The bidding will begin at $50 for each gift. If you are interested in winning either of these gifts, please look for the auction display near the refreshments and participate in the fundraiser.
If you cannot be at the meeting but want to bid on either gift, please call me with your bid and I will enter the auction for you. - Stefany Sanders, Garden & Home tour chair, 751-0191
Thursday June 20, 9:30 am at Kurt’s Deli at Quail Ridge/Taos Tennis; #88 State Road 150. Coffee & refreshments are served at 9:30. A short business meeting will start at 10 followed by the presentation.
David Dubois, State Climatologist from NMSU, Las Cruces, will speak about New Mexico Climate - Past, Present & Future, and also introduce us to a volunteer weather reporting network, CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow).
Other area events of interest:
Saturday June 15: The grand opening of "earthgoods" on Bertha Street (formerly Taos Garden Supply/Hydroponics), 10-6 with KTAO broadcasting 1-3pm. Food, prizes.
July 20: Angel Fire Garden Club 11th Annual Garden Tour. Registration at the Angel Fire Visitor Center 8:00 - 9:30am; gardens open until noon. The After Tour Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held in Elements at the Angel Fire Country Club from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the “Tour & Luncheon” are $25.00; “Tour Only” tickets are $10.00.
“Tour & Luncheon” tickets are limited to 150 and will be sold until gone or 10 July, whichever comes first. “Tour Only” tickets may be purchased in advance or during registration at the Visitor Center. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Angel Fire Visitor Center, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Alpine Gardens & Gifts, Enchanted Landscaping, Rio Grande Ace in Taos, or Petree’s Nursery & Greenhouses in Taos.
You can also purchase tickets by mail. Make your check payable to: “Angel Fire Garden Club” and mail it to: Fannie Mackie, AFGC Garden Tour, PO Box 405, Angel Fire, NM 87710-0405, or call 575-613-6518.