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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Earth Day at the Zoo" 22 April 2012


Earth Day...
the one day a year that we give a little attention to home!

This year we can celebrate the planet earth at the Zoo with its "Rain Barrel Decorating Program Auction Event" on Sunday 22 Apr 2012
[Click on sign below to better read the details.]
Today as Becky & I were walking at Washington Square Mall, we came upon this display of rain barrels decorated for Earth Day! We seem to find all kinds of things when we go on our walks. This reminded me of the times that Judi Reininga & I would oversee our Vanderburgh County 4-H Conservation Club's Earth Day Booths in Garvin Park with about 8-12 4-H members.
These two photos give a view of these neat rain barrels that will be auctioned off on Sunday.
Here is another view below... the music ones are neat!
Below is my favorite painted Red, White & Blue.
Becky's favorite is this one "Peace at Home" with its white picket fence.
We both liked the one below... "Saving the Earth, One Drop at a Time!"
Throughout history, man (our ancestors) have defended their land & homes, as well as, their country land; however, we have been short on protecting our world. Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to remember that this old planet is our home and we need to take care of it. Most of us had ancestors that were farmers. I had ancestors that were tobacco farmers in North Carolina that migrated in the early 1800's to Kentucky to obtain land to raise tobacco crops. Like many who raised tobacco for a living, they planted their crops and harvested the leaves to feed & support their families, but little nutrients were added back into the soil and after a time the soil was depleted of nutrients and became barren land for productive crops. In the very early years of the 1900's, it was obvious by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that something was needed to help all of these farmers learn good agriculture practices of fertilizing the soil for better & continued crop production. One way was the creation of the 4-H Clubs as a way to teach kids that in turn would teach the parents to be better at using the land.

Conservation efforts for our natural resources is important to replenish the earth's quality of land, air, water, wildlife & plants. Our future descendants are depending on us to keep their home a nice planet to live on.

- Written by JGWest - Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

From the First Mate's Photo Album... Master Gardeners


Photos were taken at the gardens of the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association grounds just south of the Indiana State Hospital and next to (east of) the Buffalo Trace Boy Scouts headquarters off of the Lloyd Expressway. The first photo reminds me of a great calendar photo!
At its entrance is this logo sign below. [Click on photos to get a larger image]
This is the front of the log cabin on the grounds that can be seen from the highway. Yesterday the "Monument Monday" showed the gazebo that is here, as well.

These Verbena "Homestead Purple" flowers send out a super great fragrance that really adds to the entire beautiful gardens. These photos only represents a "teaser" of what is here! I am very much impressed with this group of Master Gardeners!!! Great job, we will visit again and again!
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday


Commemorative Gazebo

Located north of the Evansville State Hospital and just east of the Buffalo Trace Boy Scout Headquarters by the Lloyd Expressway.
The Gazebo is in the beautiful gardens of the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardner Association, Inc. In pic below Becky West is standing in the Gazebo that is dedicated to the Physicians & Staff of Welborn Clinic.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Sunday, April 15, 2012

TSGS Annual Dinner Re-Cap


Here is a brief summary of our TSGS Annual Dinner...

for those who could not attend.

The dinner was held at the Sirloin Stockade on Bellemeade Avenue near Green River Road on Tuesday evening, 10 April 2012.

Those awarded Certificates of Appreciation for presenting a program at one or more of our monthly membership meetings were: Stan Schmitt, Kim Nightingale, Peggy Gilkey, Mary Alice Springer, John G. West, Becky West and Terry Hughes. Three TSGS members were recognized by President Donald Counts with Certificates for their contributions to the Tri-State Genealogical Society: Becky West, Kim Nightingale and Larry Goss. Our guest speaker for the night was Terry Hughes who presented a slide program about the First Indiana Calvary Regiment formed in Evansville, Indiana in 1861 during the Civil War.