Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Produce show part 3

Everyone is a winner
The produce and handicraft items were displayed around two rooms in the hall and the judges were kept busy during the morning deciding on the best exhibits. There was some serious competition in most of the classes, particularly the handicraft and the vegetables, and this provided plenty for all the visitors to see in the afternoon.
The trophies and other prizes were presented by Terry Cracknell. Olive Shickle again collected the prize for the flower classes with the pot plant award going to John Frost. Barbara Frost came top in the preserves and Annette Winters the prize for cookery. The wine prize went to Geoff Rix. As usual it was very competitive in the vegetable and fruit classes with Ray Snow from Banham managing to score the most points and also taking the award for the best tray of vegetables. Betty Stacey from Attleborough retained the trophy for the handicraft section with Shirley Penfold from Attleborough collecting the cup for the flower arranging classes. The shield for the Art section was shared between Elaine Carr and Ron Brewer.
The children’s classes produced some imaginative, interesting and colourful entries. Martha Richardson won the section for children under 7 with Toby Richardson taking first place for those between 8 and 11. Megan Richardson was successful in the over-twelve category and she also collected the special award for the best exhibit in all the children’s classes.
This year the overall winner of the cup for the most points in the whole show was Barbara Frost with 59 points, followed by Ray Snow on 46 points.
Thanks to the generosity of many of the entrants, the prize-giving was followed by an enjoyable auction of produce conducted by Mike Bartlett. This provided many laughs, great bargains and raised useful funds in the process. The large raffle draw came next and the proceedings ended with Old Buckenham WI’s president, Susan Hunter, thanking all the WI members and others from the village who had worked so hard to ensure the event was both enjoyable and successful.

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