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Modesto Garden Club Centinnial Time Capsule / Mon. Feb. 12

Modesto Garden Club Centennial Celebrations Begin with Time Capsule Ground Breaking

On Mon. Feb.12 , 2024 exactly 100 years after it was founded, the Modesto Garden Club, Inc. will begin a year of celebrations to mark its 100th year. On that date at 10 a.m. the club is holding a Ground Breaking Ceremony to bury a 25-year time capsule at the Centennial Garden located at the Virginia Corridor Trail & West Orangeburg Ave. in Modesto, CA.

The public is invited to attend and lend their support. Speakers include Modesto Garden Club Pres. Nancy Robinson and Modesto Mayor Sue Zwahlen. If you have an item you feel would make an appropriate addition to the capsule, bring it to the Modesto Garden Club Office at 622 14th St., Modesto between 9 a.m. and 12-noon on Wed. Feb. 7th.

Past Pres. and Centennial Celebration Chair Dan Yockey has organized a year of memorable events to commemorate the 1924 vision of Modesto Garden Club founder Frederick “Pop” Knorr, a Modesto Junior College professor who was a naturalist, conservationist and early advocate of civic beautification in Modesto. A few of the clubs 2024 events include hosting a Spring Garden Tour in April, Summer Luncheon and Table Viewing in June and is honored to serve as the Grand Marshall of Modesto’s Fourth of July Parade.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.