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City Flower Show Set For June 1, 2, 3

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City Flower Show Set For June 1, 2, 3

Outstanding Civic Project Again To Be Held In Yost Field House

One of Ann Arbor’s most beautiful and outstanding community events, the annual Citizens’ Flower Show will be held June 1, 2 and 3, it was announced today.

For the second successive year, the flower show will be held in spacious Yost Field House, which last year was transformed as though by magic into a breathtaking scene of outdoor beauty by the artistic arrangement of hundreds of flowers, shrubs, plants and even trees.

Preliminary plans for the 1940 flower show were announced by Mrs. Frederick A. Coller, general chairman of the Citizens’ Flower Show Advisory Board which sponsors the event.

Opens At Noon

The 1940 show, in which all interested Ann Arbor residents and organizations are invited to enter displays or exhibits, will open at noon Saturday, June 1. On Sunday and Monday, June 2 and 3, it will open at 10 o’clock in the morning. It will close each night at 10 o’clock.

Mrs. Coller said the advisory board hopes to make the 1940 flower show even more outstanding than last year’s, which was the largest and finest ever held in Ann Arbor and which was compared favorably by visitors from out of town with those staged in larger cities, such as Detroit and Toledo.

The general floor plan for this year’s show is now being worked out and will be announced later, Mrs. Coller said. Prof. George G. Ross, of the University’s landscape design department, who won acclaim for his plan for the 1939 show, has charge of that part of the project again this year.

Miss Margaret A. Stace is assisting Mrs. Coller in making the general arrangements for the show as vice-chairman. Other committee members will be announced later.

Strictly For Amateurs

Strictly a show for amateurs, though visitors have termed it finer than many professional flower expositions, the event last year attracted a record attendance of more than 7,000, including more than 2,000 children. More than 100 groups and individuals had displays at the exposition.

In connection with the 1940 show, Mrs. Coller also announced that plans are being formulated for a poster contest, to be conducted among children of the city’s three high schools, with the winning posters being displayed in store windows to advertise the event.