Thousands attend 24th Annual Flower and Garden Show

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The 24th Annual Flower and Garden Show brought thousands of people to the Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC). People stood in line as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday.

“[This is a] Rock garden with a little turtle in it for my room for which I can take care of,” said first time visitor Morgan Yeckle.

From chainsaw artists, birdhouses to flowers and gardening, the bee was the the symbol this year. 

“We’re trying to make aware how important bees are which is why you see a lot of places here with honey,” said Linda Reid, Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association Chairman. 

Officials said this year alone, they’ve lost a dramatic 10,000 bee hives throughout the states.

The show was a family friendly event for people of all ages, like 11-year-old Morgan Yeckle.

“There are a lot of different plants which I like because I like to garden with my step mom,” said Yeckle. 

Yeckle enjoys gardening and said it’s her first time visiting the show, but definitely not her last.

“It accentuates the fact that you have a wonderful community college here in the tri-state area,” said Reid.  

Proceeds benefit the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association.

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