Asparagus Festival co-founder Medlin dead at 86

Gordon “Gordy” Hayes Medlin, co-founder of the Stockton Asparagus Festival, died this morning of heart failure at his daughter’s Tucson, Ariz., home.

 

He was 86.

 

Since its founding in 1986, the Stockton Asparagus Festival has become the city’s largest festival, attracting thousands of people downtown and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for local charities.

 

“There have been a lot of tears today,” Asparagus Festival Executive Director Kate Post said.

 

A report is in the morning paper.

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