President's Note, Cecile Garrison 
Wuertz Festival . . .  Big Tent on the internet . . . membership contest . . . dues increase

On the front cover: Janice Lyon
won the People's  Choice award
atthe Arizons Gourd Society's
annual gourd art competition with this entry 
which also won an AGS
ribbon for excellence.

    Articles in the Summer issue:
  •  Nevada Gourd Society 
  • Kids' Korner: Gourd Wand 
  • Gourd Crafting Contest  Featured Artist: Roy Cavarretta 
  • Tutorial: Taco Style Card Holder 
  • Product Review: Air Dry Clay 
  • Tutorial: Southwest Sunflower Bowl 
  • Big Tent Message Board 
  • Shapely Vessels: Gourds from Around the 
  • World - Raymond Konan Collection 
  • Tutorial: Papia Duck 
  • Annual Meeting and Auction 
  • SMGS Animal Enrichment 
  • Chapter News 
  • Judges Report 
  • Feature: Calabash Gourd Club of Silicon Valley 
  • Gourd Show: Arizona Gourd Society 
  • Gourd Show: Florida Gourd Society 
  • Gourd Show: Idaho Gourd Society 
  • Gourd Show: Missouri Gourd Society 
  • Jim Story Award News 
  • Gardening: Seed Viability 
  • We Remember Jim Story 
  • Backyard Arbor 
  • Classified Ads 
  • Do You Remember Jim Story? 

      Photos below from this issue of 
our full color glossy magazine... 

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