News Briefs: Fairgrounds beautification, |

News Briefs: Fairgrounds beautification,

Grass Valley

Students beautify

fairgrounds with blossoms

Marigolds are blossoming at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, thanks to FFA students at Nevada Union High School.

About 10 FFA students and FFA Advisor Karen Henderson planted about 1,000 marigolds along the path that runs from the main entrance to Treat Street at the fairgrounds, said Sandy Woods, fairgrounds deputy manager. This is the second year students enrolled in the horticulture class at NU have grown and planted marigolds at the fairgrounds. The students also grow impatiens and coleus, which are planted in flower beds throughout the fairgrounds. The plants are raised in a greenhouse at NU and also are sold throughout Nevada County, including the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning at the fairgrounds.

n Foreign teenagers seek

short-term host families

Eight teenagers, aged 16 through 18, are seeking host families in Nevada County from July 5 through 19 for a short stay as cultural exchange students. The group includes young men and women from Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Germany, Norway and Finland.

The young visitors speak English and have their own money to spend. After two weeks in our area, they’ll go to an international camp in the San Bernardino National Forest, in Southern California. Host families need to provide their guests three meals a day, a separate bed and visits to some historic sites in the community. Lions Club will provide orientation to host families. Those interested can call Leal Portis at 265-3887.

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