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10B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 14, 1990 ill i i i ,n i The Garden Patch Leslie Price Shaver 2p.m 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The Farmers Market in my town is my favorite place to spend a Sat- urday morning. I avoid malls like I do dentists, but the market draws me like a honeysuckle does a humming- bird. Each Saturday is full of sea- sonal surprises: flowers and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, jams and grapevine wreaths. I like the home- made stands and bright colored awnings that make the atmosphere festive even on a rainy day. Many of the farmers have been up for four or five hours when I ar- rive. They have gathered their best for my early morning selection. Many have picked irises I could never find at the florist or bouquets of lilacs that require two hands to hold, One man sells roses, the kind that are truly fragrant, seven for two dollars. I don't know how he arrived at that price, but it has been the same for the last five years. He told me his story about why he grew them. His sixteen year old son was killed in a car wreck, and said he almost gave up until he de- cided to plant a rosebed, engrossing himself with pruning, planting, feed- ing, watering, and hybridizing until he didn't have to think so much. It was important to him to keep his hands busy. 'I planted these roses for my son," he told me. "1 like to share their beauty." Then there's the farmer who sells lily pads from his pond every July when they are just about to open into a pale lilac flower with a yellow stripe down its violet throat. He's worried the lilies are choking-his pond, but he thinks they're too beautiful to throw away. He sells them instead out of an aluminum bucket for one dollar each. I buy three every July to bring home to float in my oversized goldfish bowl and to watch their petals unfold Then there's the wordless Amish man who has the best apple butter and the fattest lima beans. His wife, who never speaks either, hulls her pale treasures into pint containers. The man's beard is so long it~.often gets lost in the stack of corn husks in front of him. Their pride Jn their bounty is no less powerful for its si- lence. The herb lady, on the other hand, talks her head off as her fingers fly tucking in a dill plant or rearranging the pots. She brings all her herbs in tiny terracotta pots, neverminding that it costs her more than black plastic ones. Neither does she care that terracotta breaks more easily. She says her plants took better and are happier in her clay pots. She knows my fondness for lavender and deluges me with several kinds each May -- French and English, tall and dwarf --- she knows I can't resist and she knows I'll take care of them, She rolls her eyeballs at igno- rant customers who can't tell the dif- ference between rosemary and thyme, dill and fennel. She jerks a leaf off, crushes it between her fin- gers, then sticks it up in their noses. "See there!: She'd much rather sell to those educated souls who can discern the subtleties of her labors. But it seems I've been talking about the people more than the goods. These farmers have faces and hands that have worked close to the earth, They settle into their lives peacefully, content with mys- tery. To me they are as nourishing as the garden produce they sell and I buy every Saturday morning. 'Spring Fling' Party Held For Greenbrier Center Residents More than 200 Greenbrier Center clients, staff and friends attended the- Greenbrier Center's "Spring Fling" held at Shaw-Mi-DeI-Eca Re- sort recently. Among the guests who attended were the clients and staff of Montview and Judyville homes and Seneca Mental Health Council. The special evening began with dancing to the music of "Cross Fire." Catering service was provided by the Shamrock Restaurant, White Sulphur Springs, a non-alcoholic bar stock~ by Runyon Distributing co., Inc. The Spring Fling also included an all day picnic/outing. Canoeing, boating and fishing on the Green- brier River was a new experience for many. Other recreational activities included volleyball, softball and bocci. "The success of the two day "Spring Fling" can be attributed to staff effort and involvement and great community support. Green- brier Center would like to thank Judy Osborne and Bill Walsh, Shaw-Mi- DeI-Eca Resort; Averell Worledge and "Cross Fire;" Jeff Davidson and Russell Vallandingham, Shamrock Restaurant; Dr Nat Harris, Green- brier River Boat Rentals; Joe Roe- dersheimer, Runyon Distributing Co. and Charles Shelton," Betty Farmer, Volunteer Coordinator at Greenbrier Center said.. Osteopathic MeOicine JIM McCUTCHEON. Managing Agent . SPECIALISTS IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR BROCHURES & INFORMATION CALL I 645-3666 J OR STOP BY 117 EAST WASHINGTON ST.. 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Bank Wednesday 4 July Demolition Derby Municipal Park Children's Activitie First Nat'l Bank Ice Cream Eating Bubble Gum Blowing Hoola Hoop Contest Jump Rope Contest Concert First Nat'l Bank Pet Parade Diaper Derby Concert, "Montage" Square Dance Clogging Demonstrations First Nat1 Bank First Nat'l Bank Southern States Thursday 5 July Flea Market All Day Field Events Middle School Concert, "Spindrift" First Nat'l Bank Miss Pocahontas Contest Middle School Friday 6 July Flea Market All Day Arts & Crafts Wagon Rides (Until 6 p.m.) Liar's Contest Whamo & Frisbee Contest Singles Horseshoe Pitching Spelling Bee History Contest Frog & Turtle Races Firemen's Parade Concert, "Shimmer" Elementary School Municipal Park City Park Museum Museum Southern States First Nat'l Bank Square Dance with Kevin Coil Band Men of Greenbrier Methodist Church Saturday 7 July Flea Market 1 OK Race Liar's Contest Black Powder Shooting Old Log Church open Arts & Crafts (Until 5 p.m.) Antique Car Show Scenic Highway Museum First Avenue (Until 1:30 p.m.) +:': ":':':':':':':':':+i:i:!! .... :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: MORE e Professional Delivery e 90 Day Terms e Local Bank Financing e Layaway e ,.~m~ce e Selection n Greenbrler Valley Mall Lewlsburg-Fairlea 645-2100 2 p.m. 3p.m. 3;30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. GRAND PARADE Mountain Music Contest Doublta Horseshoe Pitching Fast-Draw Demonstration Stan Sweet 4 by 4 Tractor Pull Contest Concert, "Cross Country" Square Dance, Kevin Coil Old Log Church Hymn Sing (9th Street & 2nd First Nat'l Bank Park Southern States Municipal Park First Nat'l Bank Southern States g; Elect Officers The Lewisburg Merchants' Asso- ciation elected new officers for the 1990-91 fiscal year at its June 7 meeting at Fort Savannah Inn. Elected members include presi- dent Elaine Pugh, vice-president of programs Bill Wallace, vice-presi- dent of promotions Witma McMillion, vice-president of membership Ken Bryant, promotions assistant Carol Creasman, secretary Millie Cricken- berger, and treasurer Janet Dyche. In other business, the association reviewed the recent Battle of Lewis- burg Reenactment Weekend. Mayor Phil Gainer said, "The whole town pulled together for this weekend, and we certainly appreciate the help and support of the Merchants' Asso- ciation." Larry Napier, outgoing president, expressed the group's appreciation to John Mcllhenny of the Lewisburg Visitors' and Conven- lion Bureau for his help in the event. Mayor Gainer announced Flag Day program scheduled drew Lewis Park June14 p.m. After a flag-raising and remarks from area the crowd will be led in a Pledge of Allegiance at 7 p.i radio and television by George Bush. The public is North House Museum Jacquelyn Hopkins spoke the group and said approxii 400 persons visited the mt during the Reenactment She invited merchants to visit i send their customers to see there. Next month's merchants' will be held at the North seum July 5 at 7:15 a.m. will be served for $3.75 per --- Goes To West Virginia Public Radio has announced the resignation of pro- gram director and assistant general manager Scott Borden. His interim replacement as program director will be Jeanne Fisher, the eight-station network's senior announcer. After seven years with West Vir- ginia Public Radio, Mr Borden leaves to take a position in New York as the co-executive director of a social services organization. He first came to State Supported Radio as a part-time announcer in 1981. After a two-year hiatus from 1983 to 1985, Mr" Borden returned to public radio as the program year, he took on the sponsibilities of assistant manager. General manager Barba rick said, "Scott is a the high~st caliber. His work to major awards for our tern. He has been the vocate for every program whether we buy it or Jeannie Fisher, who re Borden has been with West public broadcasting for eight She produces and hosts noon classical music "Intermezzo." Twin Ea. Pc. Reg. $149. Full Ea. Pc. Queen Set King Set s s Reg. $189.95 Reg. $449. Re( Guaran Bed Frame all P.S. Moq Convenient 90 days same as Over 50 years of Twin Ea. Pc. Rog. $229.m l 300 Industrial Dr. Beckley Full Ea. Pc. Queen Set Reg. $2 3s Reg Hours: Mon,-Sat. 9-6 Friday 9-8 Closed on Sunday King Sol $1t unI of ! devel COlum