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The Torch is Passed

June 17, 2014
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First let me say that if you are ever in Arkadelphia and you need a great meal for lunch or breakfast, go downtown to the The Honeycomb Restaurant, 705 Main Street and you will not be disappointed.  They brought in fresh baked muffins and cinnamon rolls with coffee when we arrived,

pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (1) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (13) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (14)Then when they brought in lunch, everyone was quite impressed, but probably most people were drooling over the desserts–all homemade daily on site.  I think this is a diamond in the rough!  What a treat, and such a wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff.

When everyone arrived, the room was simply buzzing with energy, quite fitting since we were at the Honeycomb across the street from the BeeHive!  Everyone was sharing what they had done and learned with the new group who were asking questions and soaking it all in.  pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (3) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (7)

pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (4) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (8) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (9) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (10) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (11) pass the torch luncheon june 2014 (12)For Julie and I these meetings are always a bit bittersweet.  Saying goodbye to a group we have been meeting with monthly for over a year and then moving on to a new group, and starting over.  We have developed such close relationships with Master Gardeners from one end of the state to the other through these conferences, and while it won’t be the last time we see them, it won’t be with much regularity.  When you have been in the trenches to host a conference, there is a bonding of sorts that goes on–and for many a long lasting friendship.  Everyone working together to make the Arkansas Master Gardener program stronger and better educated each year and showcasing a different part of the state each year is one of my favorite parts of the MG program.    I have said it over and over again, but I do believe that Arkansas has the best volunteers in the country, and today’s meeting once again reinforced those thoughts.  Great job Red Dirt, and now the torch is passed to Saline County.

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  1. Marilyn permalink
    June 17, 2014 7:17 pm

    I have eaten at The Honeycomb. I think adults with disabilities work there.

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