The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center is hosting two major events on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the school site across from the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown.
The first event is the annual Plant Sale, which benefits the Forrest Center's last Horticulture class and new CASE agriculture program. The Plant Sale takes place in the Greenhouse courtyard. Flowering plants for sale include a variety of Wave Petunias, Geraniums, Begonias, Mandevilla and some Black- Eyed Susan's. Vegetable crops for sale include various Tomato hybrids, Cucumber, Eggplant, Squash, and Lettuce. In addition, some herbs will be available for sale.
In addition to the annual Plant Sale, a Craft/Vendor Bazaar is taking place in the school's Dohrman Conference Center, atrium entrance area and front hallway. Local and regional crafters and vendors will be selling a wide variety of items. The public is invited to come out to enjoy a morning of shopping. Proceeds from table rentals and the silent auction will benefit the Forrest Center's SkillsUSA chapter, which is among the most successful in the state. As a result of that success, the chapter must annually fundraise over $25,000 to cover the cost of leadership training, chapter activities and regional, state & national competitions. For more information about SkillsUSA, go to: www.skillsusa.org
The event may be recorded and presented on SMCPS Channel 96, the school system's cable channel, and the Internet. For more information about either event, contact the Forrest Center at 301-475-0242.