Santa Paula Optimist Club rewards sunflower growers
Santa Paula News
Published: August 16, 2013
On Tuesday, June 25, 130 children participated in the Optimist Club sunflower seed planting. The event was held at Blanchard Community Library in conjunction with the library’s “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program.
The scene was reminiscent of Jack planting his magical beans. However, the children were not hoping for a chance to meet a giant. Instead, their eyes were fixed on being one of the five children to grow the tallest sunflower plant.
Seven weeks later, on Tuesday, August 13, the children returned for the sunflower judging to take place. Craig Newton and his musical styling that delighted all in attendance entertained children and parents alike.
The five children with the tallest sunflower plants each won $15. Prizes were awarded to Eric Salazar, 9 years old, and his brother Diego Salazar, 7 years old; both had sunflowers that were 4 feet 7 inches tall. Not to be outdone, their sister Daniella Salazar, 3 years old, had a sunflower measuring 4 feet 4 inches tall. Daisy Rojas’ sunflower measured 4 feet 6 inches and her sister Diana Rojas’ plant measured 4 feet 4 inches.
If you are interested in helping the youth of Santa Paula, Optimist Club is the means of meeting that objective. New members are always welcome.