Horticultural and bench show held Aug. 12 and 13 at Rimbey Drop In

Fruits, vegetables, baking, preserving, miscellaneous crafts and photography were all part of this year’s horticultural and bench show.

  • Aug. 24, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Mary Burrows

 

 

Fruits, vegetables, baking, preserving, miscellaneous crafts and photography were all part of this year’s horticultural and bench show.

The show, sponsored by the Rimbey & District Horticultural Group, was held Aug. 12 and 13 at the Rimbey Drop-in Centre.

This year’s show had 45 exhibitors and 622 entries, up from last year when there were 519 entries and 44 exhibitors.

Past president Gail Hood is pleased with this year’s show.

“We always get positive feedback about our show,” she said. “This year we had even more entries and exhibitors and there was a good turnout of members.”

With a score of 188, Joy Bruca was awarded the most points in show for the adult category. She also won the best photography category.

Bruca grows her flowers and vegetables from seed. Over the years she has come to learn where and when to plant and how to coax stubborn seeds into becoming healthy, prize winning plants.

She doesn’t have a greenhouse, but starts her plants in the window of her home.

Joyce Skeels won the most points in show for the seniors’ category with 84 points.

MacKenzie Skeels won the most points in show in the 13 to 17 year-old category and the 10 to 12 year old category winner was Garren Skeels.

Faith Schweiger won the most points in show in the seven to nine year-old category and Katelyn McFadden won in the four to six-year-old category.

Awards for best in show went to Marion Repas for best cut flowers.

Best vegetables went to Marg Ramsey and Donna Heilemann had the best flower arrangement. Joyce Skeels won best handicrafts and Joy Bruca won best photography. Best baking went to Dean Purdy and Kathy Sarson won best preserves.

Gail Hood won in the best fruit category.

In the 13 to 17-year-old category Megan Luchak was the winner. Abigail Lamparter won the 10 to 12 year old category and Brenna Murphy won in the seven to nine year old category.

Katelyn McFadden won the four to six year-old division.

Judges are accredited and come from neighboring communities to do the judging.

Rimbey & District Horticultural Club has around 25 members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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