At the 71st Annual Pleasanton Rose Show
On Saturday, May 7th the Pleasanton Public Library was filled with the scent of glorious roses as the 71st Annual Community Rose Show took place. The show is dubbed “The People’s Show”, because anyone can bring their homegrown roses. The tradition started at a Pleasanton bank in the 1930’s, when Harry Harding gave his customers rose bushes to show his appreciation for their patronage. His customers returned the favor by bringing back blooms for him.
© John Krzesinski, 2011.
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