34th Annual Spring Home Show

34th Annual Spring Home Show
May 11, 12, & 13, 2012
Josephine County Fairgrounds

Get the answers to all your questions. Gather information on alternative building materials. Take home some great ideas on anything from landscaping, to flooring, to solar, to first time home buying. Don’t miss our special section either….

We have over 130 exhibitor spaces and thousands of visitors to this annual show. This show is also coordinated with the Annual Spring Tour of Homes (May 12 & 13), a scattered site tour of beautiful homes built by members of the Home Builders Association.

We will also be holding fascinating and informative presentations on topics such as Green Building, Landscaping, DIY Demonstrations and more.

If you would like additional information, don’t hesitate to call us, or if you have a unique product you would like to display, we would be very interested in hearing from you. Please phone us at 541.479.1311, fax 541.476.6619, or email us at hba@homebuildersofjoco.com“> hba@homebuildersofjoco.com

Admission is $2.00 with proceeds going to American Cancer Societies Relay for Life.

Jo-Anns Fabric Store G.P.

Hi friends,

I want to let everyone know Jo-Ann’s Fabric Store is on opening in Grants Pass.  I have yet to find out the date,  I do know its in the process.  No more driving to Medford with gas prices the way they are. Shop Local.….I say… Saving some money is the best way for us ladies to continue on more  projects and shopping local at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics will do just that.

I will keep all of you posted to when Grants Pass has a date of the Grand Opening.  All of us ladies who love to Sew plan on being there with your need for sewing ready to go.

By: Vickie Crockett

Rogue Valley Piecemakers 32nd Quilt Show

Quilting – Sewing” “The Seeds of Friendship
May 19th & 20th, 2012  – 10 Am to 4 Pm
Josephine County Fair Grounds
Admission: $4.00  – Quilts/Vendors/Tea Room.

Please join the Ladies of the Rogue Valley Piecemakers 32nd Quilt Show. Come show your support for these and other Ladies who love to quilt. The quality & beauty of these quilts are filled with a warm heart from each of the Ladies involved. I invite all of you who read this to join these Ladies May 19th and 20th.

Opportunity Quilt – Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

For Further Information: Contact: Jane Dole (916)-812-3517 Sandie French (541)-474-0412

Everyone Invited. Please come.

For additional Quilting information – Please click here:


By: Vickie Crockett

53rd Annual Boatnik 2012 Memorial Day Weekend

Hi Friends,

Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching.  Before we know it the 53rd annual Boatnik here in Grants Pass will be in full swing  beginning Thursday May 26th 2012 through Monday  May 30th, 2012.

Starting Thursday beginning at 1pm the Davis Shows Family Carnival Day.

Friday festivities start at 12pm. For the whole family to enjoy is the Carnival rides in the park and when the parents get a little thirsty they can enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Refreshment Gardens where you can meet with your friends  and watch the start of the Hydro Exhibition on the might Rogue River with a front row view. Their will be Bingo for you Bingo players out there. Golf goers Friday starts the Round #1 of the Jim Sigel Chevy Drive it Home Golf Shoot-Out.  Baseball lovers The Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament begins about 6pm that night as well. We can not forget at dusk the Grants Pass Boatnik Fireworks Display. When the Firework display is done go home get some rest so you will be there bright and early for the parade on Saturday.

Starting Saturday is the annual Boatnik Parade. We all should  plan on being there with our chair in hand, sunglasses ready to go and have some fun.

Boatnik Parade starts at 10:00 am
Grand Marshall – Tai Babilonia
“Families that Play Together, Stay Together!”
KAJO/KLDR Radio Coverage 10 am to 12 pm

After the Parade find a place to park and head over to Riverside Park and enjoy some vender food, carnival rides, On the River Drag BoatsSprint Boats Papa John’s Pizza Eating Contest, (pig out) and much more. Remember this is just the beginning. There is so much to enjoy on Saturday you will want to come enjoy the fun on Sunday as well.

Don’t for get Saturday night Monte Carlos Night – at the Taprock Event Center.

Sunday you can continue to watch at the Riverside Park the Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament, continue to enjoy Davis Shows Carnival & Midway Booths, there will be Bingo for all to enjoy. Drag Boats and the Sprint Boats and other boat activities will be in full swing.  The Finals of Jim Sigel Chevy Drive it Home Golf Shoot-Out ,go top winner. Topping the night off with yet again another  Riverside Park Fireworks Display. How much fun is this going to be, cause Sunday maybe ending, we still  have Monday yeah Monday…. not a work day but a Fun Day at Boatnik.

This is the day thing are rapping up. There is so much to list for you to read through and decide what you want to do, this is why I have added this nice page for you to click too and choose for yourselves as families of what to do and enjoy at this years 2012 Boatnik Party.

Please Remember to “Have a fun save weekend for you and your family“.

Click Here for further details

By: Vickie Crockett


Grants Pass Oregon, Growers Market Grants Pass Growers Market come one come all…:)~

Every Saturday from 9am – 1 pm.  between 4th Street and “F” Street (behind the Post Office)

Locally grown vegetables, farm fresh eggs, breads, cheeses, food vendors.  Purchase all kinds of  vegetable starts for your garden or an everyday plant for your yard. You have an opportunity to meet your friends for a donut and enjoy sitting on some great outdoor furniture as you walk in.

Remember everyone is invited to join the family of the Growers Market every Saturday from March to November.

Hope to see everyone there.

By: Vickie Crockett

Fun video from 2009: http://whyilovegrantspass.com/educational-videos/