Jim Story Award: A Tribute to Jim
Who was Jim Story?
James "Jim" Story was born 1922 in Cherokee Co., Alabama and died in 2005 at age 83. He was a WWII veteran and retired from the Navy after 20 years active service. He was well known throughout the Pendelton, Indiana community for being involved in Pendleton Garden Club, Pendleton Lions Club, Indiana Gourd Society, American Gourd Society and several other plant societies. Last but not least, Jim was known world-wide as a gourd gardener, a gourd manipulator and molder of gourds.
Jim's love for growing gourds in a garden next to Fall Creek on North Main St. in Pendleton expanded over time. Jim was ever the experimenter, teacher, and legendary supporter of the American Gourd Society. He inspired many of us to try new and different techniques, a number of which he pioneered. Jim encouraged gourd growers to continually "raise the bar" by facing ever-greater challenges.
Hear from some of the many people who Jim Story inspired. Read the "I/We Remember Jim Story: stories below...
Betty Finch Remembers Jim Story
Bill Lanning Remembers Jim Story
Carolyn Rushton Remembers Jim Story
Donn & Bev Remember Jim Story
Indiana Gourd Society Remembers Jim Story
James Ballard Remembers Jim Story
K.B. Laugheed Remembers Jim Story
Leigh Adams Remembers Jim Story