Flower show growing well

Mossburn Flower show committee member Janet Cloake (left) and vice-president and children's co-ordinator Vicki Finlayson admire Jo Muir's champion gladioli and Adele Woodford's champion hydrangea bloom at the Mossburn Flower Show last Friday.

THE quality of the blooms was excellent and, with 1600 entries, the Mossburn Flower Show surpassed all expectations, according to its organisers.

This year’s theme, The Golden Years, attracted entries in several categories including floral art, cut flowers, farm produce, jams and preserves, baking, industrial (crafts), photography and a children’s section at last Friday’s show.

Mossburn Flower Show vice-president and children’s co-ordinator Vicki Finlayson said it was rewarding and enjoyable to hold the event.

“We are seeing three generations of families entering and attending.”

The industrial section was growing and the co-operation of the school and early childhood centres in Northern Southland meant the children’s section was very successful.

“It’s a show that just falls into place each year with a dedicated team of volunteers behind it,” she said.

Jo Muir won the Maple Memorial Cup with most points in the show and runner-up was Marge Kalweit, of Lumsden.

The Floral Art Turnbull Challenge Cup most points and the most outstanding arrangement went to Liz Thomas.

Other results: Team Challenge Finlayson Cup — Tayler Family; Burn Challenge Cup for most points in cut flowers — Julie Thomas; Kenneth Gallagher Memorial Cup farm produce
— Russell Cloake; Decorated cake special award — S Hill; Aparima Cup most points in industrial — J Gibb; Silverton Cup best handknitted article — B Mason; Judges’ Choice — J Gibb; Most points in photography — Marge Kalweit; Barnhill Challenge Cup most points in baking — Marge Kalweit.