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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, May 31,2012 - A3 Fried Chicken Dinner Friday Evening at the VFW With the Memorial creamy gravy, corn of the enjoy a bottle of juice. Mercer) was enjoyed by free and is held each year Monday, Memorial Day. Day weekend behind, we will all be looking for a little help with supper. Well, plan to come to the Perkins VFW Post 7322 this Friday, June 1, 2012 where the Ladies Auxiliary member will be serving hot, juicy Fried Chicken, Buttery Mashed Potatoes with cob, green beans, fresh garden salad, hot biscuits and plenty of delicious desserts. The meal will be served beginning at 6: 00pm and the ladies ask for a $6.00 donations for everyone eating over the age of 8. There will be iced cold brewed tea or coffee and the kids can The Memorial week- end was a busy one at the Perkins VFW with Friday evening being the start of Camp Clarence with a hamburger and hotdog cookout. Then Saturday at noon a free lunch of smoked brisker and turkey and hot calf fries (cooked by Gary D Dream Big and Read at your Library this summer/ Fun and exciting pro- grams to encourage' and reward reading will be held every week beginning June 5 and lasting until July 19 at the Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library. There are programs for children of all ages and new books are arriving daily to inspire summer reading. Tuesday, June 5, Summer Storytime will begin at 10: 30 a.m. This program is geared to children ages 2- 5 but all ages are welcome and will feature stories, songs, and crafts. The summer reading program officially kicks off June 6 with a "Sing- Along Slumber Party" gets and showing us how featuring award-winning science can be fun. Brock children's songwriter is the founder of Mad Sci- Monty Harper at 10 a.m. ence of Central Oklahoma Harper will perform songs and has been a contributor that tell stories, celebrate to library SummerReading reading, and evoke night- Programs across the region time adventures. Every- for a number of years. one is encouraged to wear All of this fun will PJs and bring a favorite happen in the first week of blanket or stuffed buddy summer reading! In the to help create a slumber weeks to follow, there will party atmosphere. (You be nocturnal animals visit- might even catch a librar- ing the library, craft days, ian in her pjs.) afternoon movies, even a On Friday, June 7 at '1 magic show. So swing by p.m., "The Mad Scien- 101 E. Thomas and regis- fist". Derick Brock will be ter for the summer reading astounding us with his spe- program and prepare to cial "Dream Big" presenta- Dream Big and Read this tion using his wacky gad- summer! all in attendance. Prior to lunch being served the POW-MIA ceremony was conducted by the ladies auxiliary members, this ritual is always a tear dripping occasion. Live bands played in the back yard from early evening until early morning. Camp Clarence is a spe- cial event that deserves more attention from the community, as it is all to honor our veterans and thank them for their serve to our country. The flags were placed by VFW and Auxiliary members on each known veteran's grave prior to the Memorial weekend. And as is customary, the VFW and Auxiliary members conducted the annual Memorial ritual by the Jesus Memorial in the Perkins Cemetery on Inspiring By Keith Reed Several volunteers from the Payne County Master Gar- deners and the Ambassadors from The Botanic Garden at OSU recently toured the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC, As we enjoyed the tour, I was reminded of the inspirational value of seeing other land- scapes as we strive to keep our own gardens in top condition. Here is a brief description of what awaits when you decide to visit the gardens followed by some other suggestions of places to visit a little closer to home. It is no secret that downtown Okloma City has beenin the leadership Perkins The Perkins Community Chamber of Commerce would like to con- gratulate Class V1 of Leadership Perkins. Class members we (bottom row, i to r)Angela Hinkle, Stacy Beal, Christy Taylor. Back row: Amy Pe- tennan, David Shelton, Le Smith and Leah Henry. Not pictured: Samantha Chester. This is special to the post members as they remem- ber and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. Plan to be at the VFW located at 801 South Sadler Road this Friday for a delicious Fried Chicken Dinner and lots of good conversation with community members. For additional information contact the post at 405- 547-2102. lati0ns Leadership Perkins Class VII Landscapes midst of an amazing Iransfor- marion I Central to that stands the seventeen acre Myriad Botanical Garden highlighted by its crown jewel, the Crys- tal Bridge Conservatory. The garden has just undergone an extensive renovation with many areas of the garden com- pletely unrecognizable from the "before" photos. New to the garden are several enter- tainment venues with informal seating beaulLfully woven into the landscape. Adjacent to these areas are large masses of ornamental plant material that will provide color and interest throughout the year. Also new is a fabulous children's garden with nice mix ofplay and edu- cational components. Just outside the children's garden is a great splash pad that stands alone as a nice architectural element even when the water is not running. There is even a dog park as well as several new sculpture and water fea- tures. There are also several intensely planted ornamental beds sprinkled throughout the garden. The Conservatory features over 2000 species of plants from all over the world. A visitor has the opporttmity to experience plants from some of the most tropical places on the planet to some of the most arid, all within a 200 foot walk. The majority of the plants inside the conservatory are unlike anything else you will encounter in our part of the world. It is a treat to visit anytime of the year but it is especially welcoming on a cold winter day. We also have inspiring landscapes right here in Payne County. Most notable is The Botanic Garden at OSU. This garden is located west of campus and can now be accessed from a new entrance in the 3300 block of W. 6 m. The OSU campus is also looking great and offers another opportunity to see many examples of landscape design and execution. Steve Dobbs and his staff are doing a marvelous job transforming the face of the campus. Another great place to find inspiration are the display gar- dens of Bustani Plant Farm. Bustani is located just south of Stillwater off of Highway 177, east on 44 th Street. This nursery specializes in provid- ing unique plant material and their gardens certainly reflect that. Finally, I tend to find some of the best garden inspiration from the seat of my bicycle. Pedaling leisurely through neighborhoods allows a person to really take in all that surrounds you as your senses become fully engaged. A bike makes it incredibly easy to stop and look at something a little closer or perhaps investigate where an unusual fragrance is coming from. ;!iil + me'ue been fami/y operat"ed l ! Sl#e, a customer, you're L Closed loI Cream ntiv00l music by The Go Getters Carney, OK e Hosted by the Cmaey Lions Club. ............. ,.L ............... 'IPI'"II' ' I Illl'l[llnl i  i ii i I I IIII I I .... ++ ...... +++++' : .... +- +, ++7"+ +++if+: " i+ +'"+: ' i IT7 ! 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