Lone Star State 2008
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Setting Up -- Registration
On Saturday, April 12, Jim Landers and I drove down to Austin and took seven large pots with irises to the Omni Hotel Southpark on Governors Row, one block east of I-35, located several miles south of the Colorado River, where we placed them around the fountain in front of the hotel. Sunday afternoon we returned to Austin and checked into the hotel. One of the potted irises was already in bloom, and five of the others were just beginning to bloom.
We set up the registration tables Monday morning, and from that time on there was no slowing down. Thankfully, Rita Gormley from Iowa, Nyla Hughes from Missouri, and Patsy Rosen from Arlington, Texas, and others from our own local society took over and helped run the registration tables while I was busy making new labels and keeping records. I had my computer, a scanner, and our old printer on the first table, and I stayed busy all week
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Photos by Ken Fuchs and Jim Landers, 2008.