Sunday, April 24, 2011

7th Rockport Herb Festival

Hello Herbies!

On behalf of all the members of the Rockport Herb & Study Group, I want to extend a big thank you to everyone for participating in our 7th Rockport Herb Festival. We had a very good attendance this year of about 300 to 350 attendees. We also received very positive comments from speakers, vendors and attendees. So here is a big thank you to everyone that helped to make it successful!

Now to let you know that we took a vote prior to our Herb Festival, and we decided that it has become a very large project for a group as small as ours to put on every year. So we decided that this 7th Rockport Herb Festival was going to be our last festival. Several factors were entertained to enable us to reach a decision not to sponsor it again, i.e. the question of whether Paws and Taws will be available next year due to possible renovations of the building, our very limited budget, the time and effort that it takes making all the arrangements for the festival, and the fact that many of us have other personal issues (health, family, travel, etc.) that we are dealing with at this time. We are just tired and worn out!

If anyone is interested in "taking" over the festival, please feel free to contact one of us, and we can give you the basics of what needs to be done! Yes, just what needs to be done in a nutshell! LOL!

We will continue to have our monthly group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month in addition to the occasional field trips.

Hope to see everyone at our May 11, 2011 meeting at 10:00 a.m. about "Herbal Salts" presented by me, Linda T. Collins. Location: ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas.

And continue to keep up with our website and blog for interesting information about herbs.

Again, thank you everyone for your continued support of the festival over the years.


Linda T. Collins
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
Post Office Box 1988
Rockport, TX 78381
361-729-6058 (Fax)

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