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Wilson County Fair flower shows to blossom in new home

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The 2017 Wilson County Fair Flower and Rose Show Committee members are, from left, Edwina Reeder, Laleta Shipper, Alice Trice and Linda Spencer. SUBMITTED

The Wilson County Fair Flower and Rose shows will have a new home for the 2017 fair, relocating to the Arnett Building - Building C at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

The flower show is sponsored by the Wilson County Gardeners' Guild - a group whose membership counts Wilson County Flower Show Committee member Alice Trice as a charter member. Gardeners' Guild President Edwina Reeder, accompanied by Flower Show Chairman Laleta Shipper and Rose Show Chairman Linda Spencer, recently visited Trice's flower garden. Trice plans to have several entries in the 2017 fair and hopes to win the Hale Moss Award for most flower show entries.

The rose show will have plenty of new arrangements to celebrate the "Here Comes the Fun" theme of the fair. On Saturday, August 23, at 4 p.m., Jeff and Jennifer Harvey will be on hand to discuss rose arranging for the home.

The flower show will also feature "Ask the Expert Nightly" to cover 11 different topics including flower arranging, decorating, bonsai, edible flowers, roses, herbs, violets and trees. In addition, the flower show has added new classes for 2017 and a pair of new categories: Most Unusual Container with Plant and Most Unusual Flower in Container.

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