Prepare for fair

Curry County is an agricultural county. This is evident by the tremendous participation in the livestock events and the floral displays at the Curry County Fair.

Meanwhile, the land products department (gardening) has not seen the same level of exhibitor interest in the past couple of years.

This is about the food we eat, showing fair attendees what is possible to grow locally. There are a lot of folks in Curry County who not only grow food for themselves to eat but also to donate to worthy groups like Christian Help Food Bank, the Gold Beach Senior Center, etc.

As the two-time champion gardener at the Curry County Fair, I encourage these folks to get a copy of the 2018 exhibitors handbook, study the opportunities for entries and enter their achievements in this year’s competition.

See you at the fair.

Gene Clasen

president, Curry County Growing Oldies