October News and Programs

October 11: SAPS Plant and Seed Swap and Auction 11:00AM – 1:30PM

Rotary Park in Johnson City

 Luncheon/Swap Set-Up – 11:00 AM

Pot-Luck Luncheon – 11:30 AM

Seed/Plant Swap and Silent Auction -12:30-1:30 PM

Join us for one of the most fun events of the year. Bring your plants, seeds, and even garden art, books, containers, etc. to swap. Bring gardening magazines and catalogs you have finished for someone else to read. You may find just the herb, perennial, tree or shrub that you have been looking for. Got an rare or extra special plant to share? Bring it for the Silent Auction. The Silent Auction offers a chance to bid (in $1 increments) on some of the rarer plants and other special garden themed items. An added feature this year will be a live auction of a few very delightful garden related objects including some statuary. Proceeds from the auction help us bring in special speakers.  Make some new gardening friends and reconnect with old ones at our delicious Pot-Luck Luncheon, one of the highlights of the event. Please bring a dish to share along with a serving utensil. SAPS will supply paper ware, utensils and drinks.

The swap will be held rain or shine under the spacious picnic shelter.

Meeting host: Earl Hockin 423-817-5473.


Directions: From Kingsport: Head south on I-26 to State of Franklin Road exit in Johnson City. Turn left at bottom of the ramp, then move over into the right hand lane. At the first light, turn right onto Oakland Avenue. ***

Continue on Oakland through a residential area and then past Monte Vista Cemetery, followed by another residential area. Pass the Girl Scout office on your left. At the next street, turn left onto 9th Avenue, and then take the first left. Rotary Park entrance is on the left about 1/2 block away.

From Bristol: Head south on Volunteer Parkway all the way to JC. Travel through the “magnificent Johnson City Motor Mile” to the stoplight at the corner of Oak-land and Bristol Highway. Turn left onto Oakland and follow directions from *** above.