Annual Flower Show 2019 - 'You Are Invited...'
This year’s show was entitled 'You are invited…' and was held on Saturday 29 June in the Memorial Hall, Church Crookham. Members spent Friday evening staging 40 exhibits in 8 classes with arrangements placed on the tables, floor and stage. The Judge, Chris Brown, was given a challenging task on Saturday morning deciding the winners on the extremely high standard of floral designs. Her feedback to members competing was constructive and much appreciated. We were very honoured to have Joan Gittings, NAFAS Area Vice Chairman, to present the trophies and prizes to the deserving winners.
Best in Show went to Sue Gibbons who also won Best use of Foliage for her stunning exhibit in Class 8 entitled 'You are Invited...' as well as joint winner for the most points gained.
Dee Kelly won Most Original Design for her amazing exhibit entitled “Weaving & Winding” as well as the joint winner of the most points gained.
Nina Eglington, was Runner-up to Best in Show as well as scooping the award for Best Use of Texture for her delightful display in the class entitled 'Beachcomber'.
Club Member Jo Howard won Best Use of Colour and 1st place in the semi-imposed class 'Al Fresco' for her outstanding design as well as the People's Choice accolade for her 'Weaving and Winding' arrangement.
Club member Julie Clark won President’s Choice for her brightly coloured exhibit entitled 'Al Fresco'.
Here are the winners for each of the classes:
Class 1 – Give us a Twirl (Miniature) Sue Gibbons
Class 2 – Flutes & Flares Tracey Turkington
Class 3 – Al Fresco Jo Howard
Class 4 – Weaving & Winding Dee Kelly
Class 5 – Beachcomber Nina Eglington
Class 6 – Rustic Ramble Penny Webster
Class 7 – The Long and the Short of it Ros Langley
Class 8 – You are Invited... Sue Gibbons
All those visiting the show enjoyed a real treat for the senses and, after browsing round the hall, relaxed with tea and cakes.