Lawn and Garden Show comes to Tifton - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lawn and Garden Show comes to Tifton

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sylvester library shows off new renovations

    Sylvester library shows off new renovations

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:54:16 GMT
    Leigh Wiley, Library DirectorLeigh Wiley, Library Director
    The renovated library in Sylvester shows off its new look. The Margaret Jones Public Library hosted an open house Tuesday evening.More >>
    The renovated library in Sylvester shows off its new look. The Margaret Jones Public Library hosted an open house Tuesday evening.More >>
  • RiverQuarium prepares to celebrate 10th anniversary

    RiverQuarium prepares to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:49:03 GMT
    Vicki Churchman, Manager of Member and Volunteer ServicesVicki Churchman, Manager of Member and Volunteer Services
    The Flint Riverquarium is preparing to celebrate a big milestone, its 10th anniversary.On Friday and Saturday visitors can see a special portable butterfly exhibit. More >>
    The Flint Riverquarium is preparing to celebrate a big milestone, its 10th anniversary.On Friday and Saturday visitors can see a special portable butterfly exhibit. More >>
  • Albany VA Clinic looking for volunteer drivers

    Albany VA Clinic looking for volunteer drivers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:43:44 GMT
    The Albany VA Clinic needs volunteers.

    The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin is looking for drivers to sign up to help elderly veterans get to their appointments at the new Albany Clinic at the Marine Base.

    More >>
    The Albany VA Clinic needs volunteers.

    The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin is looking for drivers to sign up to help elderly veterans get to their appointments at the new Albany Clinic at the Marine Base.

    More >>

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Lawn and gardening is big business in south Georgia, so there is no better place than here to hold the Southeast Lawn and Garden show.

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center was packed with visitors and vendors Saturday all for a worthy cause.

The show is a fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County. They help people get GED's and high school diplomas.

"What we wanted to do is not just ask the community to support us but to help support the community," said Dr. John Hamm, Literacy Volunteers.

Dozens of vendors form across the region showed up.

Tripp Tibbots moved here from Washington state and is showcasing mushroom logs in Tifton.

"This has been a good show there's been a lot of interests in this," said Tibbots, Tonic Farms.

He drills, inserts the sores, and sells the logs to mushroom lovers.

With this first year's success they foresee more vendors and a larger crowd to help the Literacy Volunteer efforts.

Organizers say they've already booked the conference center for next year's show for the last week in February.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback