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Garden tour welcomes visitors to smell the roses (and other blooms)

in Local Roundup

From precisely manicured lawns to blooming bushes and plots of growing vegetables, this year’s Turlock Garden Tour has something for everyone.

Back after a COVID hiatus, the Turlock Garden Club is once again inviting the public to tour five different homes and, for the first-time ever, a community garden. The tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30.

Each stop on the self-guided garden tour has its own unique style.

The tour starts with a welcoming cottage that features meandering pathways surrounded by flowerbeds. This home also has a fish pond complete with resident turtles.

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WIC participants receive increase in benefits

in Community/Food/Health

Beginning this month, participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will see a temporary increase to their benefits for the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

This benefit, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provides families with a temporary increase in their monthly WIC fruits and vegetables benefit to $35 to provide additional relief during COVID‐19. Currently, children ages one to five receive $9 per month, and, pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women receive $11 per month. The increase takes effect June 1 and is expected to last until September 2021.

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