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Ripon Garden Tour taking place Sept. 9
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This is one of eight stops on the upcoming Ripon Garden Tour. - photo by GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Ripon Garden Tour showcasing eight homes on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Ripon Garden Club event also includes a silent auction and a series of raffles.
Gardens on the tour include three located on Country Club Circle that will be hosted by home owners Keith and Carolyn Rigg, Rob and Janet White and John and Pamela Kisst.  On Opal Lane Scott and Kara Blevins are opening their well-groomed yard and gardens to their guests as is Linda Sawdey on Mulholland Drive.
Longtime Ripon chef John Mangelos is set to welcome community members to his home on Virginia Avenue at Mulholand Drive along with Jeff and Shannon Veilleix to their home on Vera Avenue.  Tom and LaDonna Terpstra’s home is also the site that will conclude the Saturday event with a drawing and silent auction.  There will be lemonade and cookies serving as refreshments at that location.  
Some 30 items will be featured for the silent auction and another 28 included in the raffle.
Included will be tickets to Chuck E. Cheese Pizza, bowling at McHenry Bowl, tickets for a show at Gallo, a Black Oak Casino package, wine from Delicato Winery, a Chamberlain Pressure Wash, Modesto Symphony Concert, Spring Creek Golf package, dinner at Concetta and overnight accommodations at the Double Tree, a necklace from Ciccarelli Jewelers, a flight with Deb and Bud Travaille in their small plane, Barnwood Arms gift certificate and a day pass to Disneyland.
Manteca, Escalon and Modesto nurseries are selling tickets for $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years. Tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the tour.  It is suggested that those on the tour wear comfortable shoes and bring no strollers with them while walking through the home gardens.

To contact Glenn Kahl, email