Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College continues today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Purchases may be made with cash or check. The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the community that also gives Horticulture students real-world experience. Items being sold include a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants, and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, and more. The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC.


A tour of residences representing Rome’s historic districts and neighborhoods will take place Sunday, May 6, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the inaugural #ThisPlaceMatters Historic Home Tour. Presented by the Rome Area Heritage Foundation in recognition of Preservation Month, the tour stop includes neighborhoods including Avenue A, Between the Rivers, College Heights, Mount Aventine, Oakdene Place and Old East Rome. All proceeds benefit the new women’s build for the Davies Shelter. Coinciding with the commemoration is a free exhibition of student artwork depicting some of the homes and highlighted historic districts. Artwork from students representing Floyd County Schools and Darlington School will be on display in May in the storefront of the Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad St. Tickets are $40 each at the Last Stop Gift Shop and Rome-Floyd Visitor Center, 402 Civic Center Drive. Cash or checks made payable to The Shelter will be accepted.  Beginning at 1:30 p.m., patrons are to redeem pre-sold tickets for a tour wristband, guide and map at First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave. At this time, any unsold tickets that remain will also be available on-site. For more: Jeb Arp at 706-802-7512, visit romeareaheritagefoundation.org, or access the official event page on Facebook.

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