Lerryn and District Produce Association 61st Annual Produce Show
Thursday 11th August 2011
Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year's show on Saturday 6th August – the exhibitors whose hard work and creativity managed to fill Lerryn Memorial Hall with a wonderful array of exhibits and to everyone who came along in the afternoon to support the show.
This year's Annual Produce Show attracted many entries and was nicely balanced with all the various classes being well supported. The quality of the entries was high and the judges had much to look at and deliberate before making their final choice of awards. The show is nicely summed up in the words of one judge: “Last summer I was surprised by the high quality and this year the standard is even higher and the judging was even more difficult. Congratulations to ALL the entrants.”
With the judging completed the show was opened and the prizes were presented with great enthusiasm by Andrew and Vanessa Leslie from Ethy House.
Congratulations to Brian Philp (Cornwall Garden Society Gold Medal), Marie Farey (ENV WI Cup and Association Prize), Pat Bucknell (Fortescue Cup and Best Exhibit Rosette), John Philp (Best Bloom in Show), Ann Henderson (most points in the WI Cookery classes) and to all the other prize winners.
A special mention must go to Rita Dunn's floral cushion, which took first prize and deservedly so. She used a clever combination of hazel nuts and blackberries to add texture and style to a new class in the show. Another stand-out winner was Joel Wilson-Brown who walked away with the A.M.L Ashfield Trophy for getting the most points for the Lerryn School classes. All of the work from the school was tremendous – the new mixed-media Van Gogh-style Sunflowers were a triumph and a match for the real ones, any day. Well done!
As usual, we are grateful to Anything Goes (we should be calling them our House Band by now!) who provided the music and made the afternoon go with a swing.
We always remember that the show wouldn’t take place without you, the entrants, who grow and bake and shape, and the dedicated hard work of the committee. Thank you one and all.
Andrew Leslie presents The Cornish Garden Society Gold Medal Award to Brian Philp.