Plant-focused fundraiser for historic home set March 17

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Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation will once again greet the spring by welcoming local green thumbs to the Dean-Keener-Crim House.

The third annual Plants in the Patch fundraiser is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the yard of the historic residence at the intersection of Commerce Street and Lantrip.

“Proceeds are used for restoration projects of Kilgore’s oldest remaining home,” according to KHPF’s David Reeves, spearheading the renovation of the property, one of the historical foundation’s assets.

The sale at 101 E. Lantrip is a good chance for people to cure their spring fever with some beautification projects at home, Reeves says, and the annual sale includes a wide variety of seasonal plants, ferns, geraniums and more. Prices typically range from $5 to about $35 per plant, with numerous varieties available.

The Dean-Keener-Crim Home has seen steady progress over the past several years as Reeves and other volunteers and contractors tackle one project then another to revitalize the house into a viable venue for KHPF and other community activities.

For more information about the foundation, log on to KilgoreHistory.org. Reach Reeves at 903-372-9040.

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