Dougherty woman’s gardening a staple at the Franklin County Fair

Some of Dougherty resident Becky Litterer’s plant and floral arrangements on display at the 2017 Franklin County Fair. ETHAN STOETZER|THE SHEFFIELD PRESS

For the last 16 years, Dougherty resident and local business owner Becky Litterer has been a consistent presence throughout the Franklin County Fair, not just through hosting a plant sale booth at the fairgrounds, but also by decorating the acres of property with pots of colorful, blooming vegetation.

Litterer — who owns Becky’s Greenhouse in Dougherty — first got involved with decorating for the fair nearly two decades ago, because her husband Larry was part of the fair board. Although a teacher by trade and degree, Litterer was an avid, mostly self-taught gardener and thought she could share her passion for plants with others by decorating the fairgrounds with plant arrangements.

Over the years, Litterer’s endeavors have only grown since the first fair she participated in, and this time around, the 2017 Franklin County Fair showcased approximately 300 of her plant and floral arrangements throughout the fairgrounds.

Read the full article in the August 3 edition of the papers.