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2016 SpringFling/Swap Sign-up

8 years ago

Hi, Ya’ll! It’s me again ....okspringfling! I pulled out my “alter-ego” again so we can
get this party started!

Our Spring Swap for 2016 will be held
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM (or when you get here) until 2:00 PM (or
whenever you need/want to leave). Please mark your calendars!! It’s going to be
great to see old friends as well as meet some of our new members. This get-together is to exchange extra
plants, materials, share stories and tips, attach a name to a face and share a
pot luck lunch! We hold a drawing for a
“door prize” exchange which can be ANYTHING garden, growing, yard or landscape
related. It can be purchased or handmade. Those that contribute are eligible for the
drawings. Participation isn’t mandatory,
but it’s a LOT of fun. We draw for gifts by numbered ticket.

Invitation is limited to those that are
actual members of this forum. Several of
us are members of a Facebook page that was originally started as an alternate
“neighborhood” back when GardenWeb was having so many issues. The good news is that group has grown tremendously! The bad news is that we can not possibly
accommodate the over 2,000 members there due to time, money and space constraints.
I hope you all understand. However, children
are welcome (including 4-legged ones) but please note we have no fences and the
road on which we live is a busy thoroughfare.
It’s okay to bring your besty or other family too. I also suggest you wear
comfortable, sturdy shoes. We have LOTS of sand out here…as well as
stickers. With the flooding rains of
last spring, we have even more of both!

What do you bring? Any extra plants,
rootings or seeds, extra pots, seed trays, bulbs, etc. If you’re new and don’t have anything, don’t
worry - just bring yourself! Bring a
chair for yourselves or blanket, sunscreen
and your contribution to the meal if you’re going to join us for lunch. We will provide the tableware (plates,
napkins, cups, eating utensils, etc.) as well as the main meat dish, ice, tea
and water. Arrangements have been made for the delivery of a Porta-Potty. Same
company so you know it’s clean. Any contribution to help off-set that cost is
very much appreciated. We will have a
“Potty Fund” can nailed to a tree for that purpose.

Where? Same place as last year. We have a
couple of acres in rural NE Norman with plenty of parking. Gathering will be
out under the Redbuds. We are about 10 to 15 minutes from either I-35 or I-40,
out between Lake Stanley Draper and Lake Thunderbird. I have tables for the
food and other needs. There will be clearly marked areas for “Offerings” to
share, “Door Prizes” and “Pre-arranged trades” for those that arrange for
specific items. In fact, those signs are
still up from last year!

So if you’d like to attend, hoover your
cursor over my name (Posted by okspringfling) and you will see the option to
“follow”. I will be notified by e-mail and then I will “follow” you. As you may
remember, last year we had to come up with a way to communicate within our new
format. This is how I’m going to gather everyone’s
e-mail so I can send you a map to the event in a few weeks. As before, please
do not disclose the exact location publicly.
It’s one thing if someone joins us by mistaking the event as a yard
sale….but let’s not encourage any “crazies”.

Use this thread to let us know you’re
planning to attend along with what you might be bringing as far as things to
share and things to eat. Speak up if
there’s something in particular that you’re looking to find because chances are
– someone has it!

And Lisa ……cornbread salad, right?

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