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Tama-Toledo Garden Club holds October meeting

October 12, 2009
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
The October meeting of the Tama-Toledo Garden Club was held Monday, Oct. 5 at the Toledo Nutrition Site with nine members present. Roll call was “What is Your Favorite Holiday”? Christmas outvoted all but others were mentioned. Halloween got two votes!

In the absence of the president, vice-president Audrey Dostal conducted the meeting. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Helen Hala gave the treasurers report. It was voted to give a donation to the Toledo Ambulance.

Poems were read by Burnadene Kunch, Marg Miller, Audrey Dostal, and Bonnie Crawford. Bonnie brought several issues of the Cappers Weekly which will now be in magazine form.

Maxine Upah, mother of Dean Upah, who has the big pumpkin farm east of Toledo, gave a summary of what it takes to grow the pumpkins. He started it in 1995 and continues to grow them. He plants the seeds around June 1, with a planter. It takes 100 days to mature and hand weeding is done. Mildew can be a problem. The field consists of 10 acres of pumpkin, 10 acres of squash and 10 acres of misc. gourds and ect. The Boy Scouts help with harvesting and placing them in bins to be sold. Maxine paints faces on the pupkins and makes them very attractive.

Bingo was played with hostesses Burnadene Kunch and Audrey Dostal. Everyone won a nice gift. Bonnie Crawford won the Blackout. Next meeting will be Nov. 2, 12:30, at the Toledo Nutrition Site.


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