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Monday, Oct. 11 - Fall Garden Membership CONTEST - Now through Nov. 16th, Win an Upright Piano!
10/10/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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Fall Garden Membership Contest!

Grand prize:  An Knabe Upright Piano!



Other prizes include:

REI Gift Certificates ($50 and $20)

Restaurant Gift Certificates

Anniversary Inn Gift Certificate



Contest runs Monday, Oct. 11 through Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The one who sells the most Garden Memberships during this 30 day period will be able to pick which prize they want.

Winner must sell at least 15 garden memberships to receive the Grand Prize: Piano.

Promote and sell either the "Working" and/or the "Non-working" Garden Memberships.

THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO JOIN since new members will receive some harvest and/or food NOW through the next 12 months!

We'll ask each new member "who referred them"?  Make sure they mention your name.

Contest is open to anyone who would like to participate.

To get people excited about our group, send photos of our gardens OR a harvest basket.

In case of a tie, we'll have a drawing.

This contest closes midnight Wed. November 16, 2011.


Easy ways to explain and show off our garden group:

Refer them to the Garden Webpage so they can learn more, sign up and get started!

Refer them to the Garden Blog so they see how the communication works on a daily basis.  This is the best way to be "in the loop"!  To hear what is going on, where we need help, what needs to be done this week, what is being harvested, where and when to pick up food, etc.


More about the Grand prize:



Knabe Upright
Manufactured by The Cable Company of Chicago

This piano is approx. 100 years old.

To make it really look nice, the wood needs to be refinished.

I play the piano and although it needs to be tuned, it has a much better sound than my own piano.

Serial # 41428
It is in great shape!
We have a dolly to help move it, if you like.
It is currently in my Holladay home.

The Knabe upright piano was one of the most widely used piano in the Victorian ages. Many modern-day Knabe uprights heavily rely on the design, quality, and durability of their predecessors. Certified piano technicians estimate that the Knabe upright pianos have a history of over 200 years ever since production started in 1800’s. Some of the old models, still adored by piano enthusiasts can easily be found at piano museums and galleries. The serial numbers found in some of the pianos indeed attest to the fact that they are the pioneers in the piano industry.

The good old Knabe upright piano was the brainchild of Wilhelm Knabe, a German national who immigrated to the United States after receiving formal training in piano making and cabinet joinery. After working for Henry Harrge for a few years in Baltimore, Knabe founded his own company dealing with buying, selling, and repairing pianos. The company has undergone much metamorphosis throughout the years, and is presently part of Samick Piano Company of Korea. But it is this company which first introduced the Knabe upright pianos in the 1800’s. The pianos are best remembered for their excellent sound and outstanding cabinetry. Indeed, the Victorian Knabe pianos won several recognition awards and accolades of many.

The Knabe upright pianos have all the beauty, tone, and superior craftsmanship that are characteristic of contemporary quality pianos of their kind. The pianos are designed to compliment the voice of a singer during choral concerts. Knabe upright pianos rely heavily on the use of age proven premium methods of building to design its pianos. For example, the Knabe WKV-118 47’’ come with a solid spruce soundboard to ensure that it produces the most beautiful tones and dynamic sound. It has full length ribs and its bridges are hand notched, pre-crowned, and maple-capped. Its black key tops are made of ebony and bubinga. The exclusive, dark tone used is still favored by many after 200 years since it was first used on Knabe upright pianos and grand pianos. This serves to show the extent of quality craftsmanship invested in the design and production of the Knabe upright pianos.

To prove their superior quality, Knabe upright pianos were extensively used by world renowned musicians and music lovers. For example, Albert Einstein owned a Knabe piano. Brigham Young kept 3 Knabe upright pianos at his home in Salt Lake City due to his love for the instruments. The Metropolitan Opera house in New York used the Knabe piano for over 40 years. Elvis Presley’s preference of a white Knabe grand piano shows that indeed Knabe products, including the Knabe upright pianos, are of high quality.

The traditional Knabe upright pianos are being redesigned by Samick Piano Company to produce the best quality pianos in the market today. Based on modern-day state-of-the art technology and centuries of experience in craftsmanship, Knabe upright pianos are in their own exclusive class.

Knabe Pianos have a rich history behind them...

    * The Knabe Piano Company was established in 1837 in Baltimore, Maryland.
    * General Robert E. Lee was a frequent honored guest at the Knabe family home.
    * Albert Einstein, who was a devoted music lover, owned a Knabe piano.
    * Brigham Young liked the Knabe pianos so much that he had 3 Knabes at his home in Salt Lake City.
    * Francis Scott Key (composer of Star Spangled Banner) owned a Knabe.
    * Hans Von Bulow used a Knabe piano for all of his concert recitals in the United States.

    * The Knabe piano was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera house in New York for over 40 years.