Bench show exhibits, sponsored by the Bentley Ag Society, continue at the Bentley fair.
There are usually six sections: baking, canning and preserves; crafts, hobbies, and amateur pho- tography; drawing, painting, and framed amateur photography; horticulture; sewing and stitchery; and school exhibits.
Few places still have these old-fashioned displays and competition. It is staged in the Bentley curling rink.
Joan Dickau, Bentley bench show convener for crafts, hobbies, and amateur photography noted entries in the crafts section were down from last year to 37 from 48. There were six pre-school entries, 17 juniors, three young adult, and 11 adult entries.
Entries were also slightly down from 209 to 196 in the Amateur Photography; 13 pre-school, 61 juniors, 12 young adult and 110 adult entries.
Most placed very well and won a ribbon and prize money.
There were also a total of seven sponsored special prizes.
The Best of Show project belonged to Rocky & Sharon Poteur of Bentley. They entered a decorative box made out of over 2,200 pieces.
Best Young Adult project was awarded to Brody Beveridge of Bentley for his wooden model house.
Best Horse Photo, sponsored by Hassan Arabians, went to Tammy Christensen of Regina.
Best Storm Photo, sponsored by Joan Dickau, was entered by Helen Petterson from Sylvan Lake.
High Point Junior Boy went to Garrett Christensen from Regina and High Point Junior Girl was Aislynn Petterson of Sylvan Lake. Both these awards were sponsored by Bentley Ag Society.
Best Scrapbooking, sponsored by Leslie Garries (Creative Memories), was not awarded this year.
Dickau feels attendance was about the same as usual but added, “It was great to have the sewing section up and running this year.”
There was such a hole in the bench show last year. Thanks to Michelle Ostrikoff for taking it over along with her baking section.”
Last year no convener had been found for the Sewing and Stitchery section and had been cancelled.