Garden tour homeowners, Master Gardeners and artists admire a garden during pre-tour on Saturday. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Six private gardens, two businesses and a public school vegetable garden will be the sites in the sixth annual Coastal Garden and Art Tour hosted by the Curry County Master Gardener Association.
The self-guided tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Those who wish to visit the gardens may purchase a passport for $10 at ticket outlets in Brookings, Gold Beach and Crescent City. Passport holders may visit the gardens in any order they choose.
A KASPER volunteers helps a camper with a craft project. The Pilot/Submitted photo
The KASPER summer camp has come to a close; this year, campers learned to fish, fine-tuned their art skills and mastered their gardening skills.
“It was fantastic, we had a really great year,” KASPER director Molly Moncrief said. “A lot of great kids came out, a lot of good support from the community. I feel that overall we had a good program for the fifth year. I was proud to be a director.”
KASPER is the Kids’ After School Program of Education and Recreation. It is a nonprofit organization that provides a summer day camp for Brookings-Harbor students in grades one through six, according to a handout on the organization.
Aiden James Stephan, Carol Jean and Bethany Michels show their first-place trophies following talent contest. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
GOLD BEACH – Carol Jean of Gold Beach, Aiden James Stephan of Port Orford and Bethany Michels of Gold Beach were the winners of their respective divisions at the Curry Talent Round-Up at the Curry County Fair Saturday afternoon.
Jean won first place in the adult division by singing “Let er Rip” accompanied by recorded music; Stephan played a fiddle solo to win in the youth category. The performers each won $500 and a chance to compete at the Oregon State Fair in Salem on Labor Day weekend. Michels performed “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” She was the only performer in the children’s division. She won $200.