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The first weekend in April is show-off time for Alfred State College students.

A culinary arts exposition will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Wellsville vocational campus.

Meanwhile, on the Alfred campus, the annual flower and garden show will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets for the cooking show, including a buffet dinner created by student chefs, are $7.

The flower show in the Anderson Horticultural Center and adjacent greenhouses off Route 244 is free.

Entries in the cooking show include three- and seven-course meals, desserts, pastries and sculptures in margarine, tallow and ice.

The theme of the flower show is "a walk in the park." Students in Alfred's three horticulture curricula -- floriculture production, floriculture merchandising and landscaping -- have been at work planning the show since last fall.

One of the park settings is a wedding scene, featuring a cake prepared by culinary arts students.

Tickets for the cooking show are available at the door and at Elliott's Bakery and Texas Hot restaurant in Wellsville.

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