Monday, 24 September 2012

Blueskin Garden Club

By Lyn Hastie
The 20th Blueskin Garden Club Spring Flower Show was a raging success, thanks to you all. The children, especially, whose entries never cease to amaze us all. The talent and creativeness is second to none.
A big thank you to the parents and teachers from Blueskin Bay who give their time and efforts allowing the children to play a large part in our show.
Despite the wind, rain, frosts and snow we have all experienced over the last few weeks you still came out with the daffodils, cut flowers, bulbs, shrubs and floral art, not to mention the handcrafts, home produce, men's section and the children. This year we had some different ideas for them and they came up trumps with sand saucers, shell and pine cone creations, bird feeders, wooden items, handcrafts etc.
The Waitati Hall was a busy buzz of noisy excited children, not to mention all the adults who have their annual catch up. The winners of the adult raffles were Rosalie Hines, Glenys Clements, Bernie, Craig, Christine Hardisty, Rosalie Cunningham, Anne Fitzgerald, Jan Boswell, Jago, Sarah Smith. Childrens raffle winners were Atawhai, Alice, Roland, Sandy, Ashlie, Maddox, Tamati, Maggie, Alex, Kahui, Rick, Zac, Maddy, Gerry, Rick, Max, Millie, Nisha, Tia, Jake and Baxter.
Trophy winners:
Child most points - Ashlie Carbines, closely followed by Maddy and Phoebe Ozanne.
Family most points - Mayhem family, closely followed by the Ozanne family.
Child's champion exhibit - Maddy Ozanne.
Best exhibit in the whole show - Vicky Patten Burrow's patchwork.
Best Bloom - Daphne Henderson's daffodil.
Floral Art - Rowena Park.
Most points in the flowering shrubs - Lyne Carlyle
Individual with most points in the show - Daphne Henderson.
Daphne, our president, during the presentations mentioned that our club is looking forward to taking part in next year's Blueskin A&P Show. There will be a spud in a container competition for all age groups with money to be won for the most and heaviest.
Also, we plan to have fun activities on site from our marquee. More details as they come to hand.
Once again thanks to everyone who came along and showed their support by entering, buying plants, raffles etc. Special thanks to all the clubbies who gave their whole weekend.
Our club members are off to Lawrence on Sunday to look at the daffodils at Weatherston's. Some will also be attending the National Daffodil Show in Dunedin. Our visit to Larnach Castle on 13 October has been postponed. This is due to many other activities on the same day.
If you would like to come along and join in with club activities you can contact our president Daphne Henderson on 482 2428 or secretary Lyn Hastie 482 2896.

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