In October 1995, nine Texans interested in gourds became by attendance, the executive committee overseeing the formation of the Texas Gourd Society (TGS). A meeting in March 1996 attracted over 50 gourd enthusiasts from the state, most of whom were members of the American Gourd Society (AGS). The purpose of the TGS, as a non-profit organization, is to promote interest in and information about gourds. The AGS president, Jim Linthicom, presented the group with a charter at the first Texas Gourd Show held on Oct. 26, 1996. Since the state is so large, local groups called "Gourd Patches" have been formed and attract gourd artisans within a closer proximity. TGS members enjoy the many aspects of working with gourds from growing, crafting and sharing common interests and ideas."
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