Gardening group enjoys gourd dialogue at assembly


Marlene Bolea of Canton, an expert in gourds, spoke March 17 to members of Town & Country Gardeners.

An professional in gourds was the speaker for the modern meeting of City & Place Gardeners of Alliance.

The March 17 assembly experienced a St. Patrick’s Working day topic, with live shamrock plants as a centerpiece at the tables. The crops have been given away following the meeting at Kinsey’s Korner Restaurant in Atwater as prizes.

Marlene Bolea of Canton was the speaker for the assembly of 19 associates and a visitor. She claimed her program was referred to as, “Out of My Gourd Roadshow.”

Bolea, who also is a humorist, presented her stories that includes gourds and retained the viewers laughing with her tales of how she came to embrace them.

Some of her assortment included the caveman club, luffa, snake, apple, banana, cannon ball, long-handled, egg, African warty, bottle, swan and penguin to name a several. At the end of her presentation, she sang a tune titled “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” which she taught to her fourth-grade courses when doing the job as a instructor.



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