The 62nd Annual Produce Show

Wednesday 8th August 2012

The 62nd Annual Produce Show



The 62nd Annual Produce Show

Saturday, August 4th 


The 62nd. Lerryn Produce Show took place at the village hall on Saturday 4th August. 

After this terrible summer we were blessed with a lovely summer afternoon which was enhanced by the music from our local band Anything Goes. We were also pleased to welcome Mr & Mrs Iain Mackie, the previous High Sherriff of Cornwall,  who opened the show  and presented the prizes. 

Entries this year were slightly down, due in the main to the weather and perhaps the Olympics. An exhibitor suggested we should present a gold medal for the person with the largest  - or should it be fastest  - slug. 

Still, the hall looked a picture thanks to the hard-working committee, the exhibitors and not forgetting the judges who had the unenviable task of choosing the winners. 

The show has a close relationship with Lerryn School and we are grateful that they are able to sponsor a class for the pupils. This year it involved growing Broad Beans, and our winner Callum Dack grew 92 beans from his original three seeds. For this not inconsiderable feat he was presented with the George Keast Memorial Shield which was richly deserved. 

Other prizewinners included:-

Association Cup for most points in Vegetable classes  -  Brian Philp

Penfoye cup for most points in flower classes  -  Marie Farey 

Brian Philp was presented with The WI. cup for most points in the show and also the Cornish Garden Society Gold medal for the best overall exhibit, a collection of quite magnificent parsnips. 

After cleaning up and dividing the spoils – in particular, Brian’s enormous cabbages -  the committee enjoyed a most convivial supper to celebrate another successful show. 

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.







Callum Dack, the winner of the Broad Bean challenge








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