After the show: a message from Lise

I want to thank all the volunteers who came and helped set-up (Ron, Brian and Ann) and clean-up and worked the day, some all day, of the Show. Members also baked for the Tea room and there were many plants donated to the plant sale. Thank you Kathy and Elaine for organizing the plant sale and Harriet and Peter for donating so many plants.

Thank you Sally, Ria, Darlene, Sandra and Susan for making the Victorian Tea such a success. We served over 75 people!

Thank you Sandra and Pat for a truly amazing Flower Show. The entries certainly generated a lot of oohs and aahs. The 4H participation was very much appreciated.

Ingrid and Laura made many children happy with the bug house painting activity. It was really nice to see kids taking part of the Show.

Carson and Stacey did a great job at setting up and encouraging people to bid at the silent auction. Thank you Carson for donating all the silent auction items.

Mary and Sheila encouraged (and got) new members to join the Society.

The Master Gardeners were a very welcome addition to the show. There were a lot of people with questions about gardening and the sessions on container planting were great! Thank you Ren, Marianne, Virginia and Barbara.

Thank you Hedy for making sure that our wonderful vendors were happy and be successful.

Thank you R. John for being the go-between for all of it.

Thanks to John Clark, we had beautiful signs leaflets and flower show guides advertising our events.

Thanks, too, for our Flower Show photographer, Bert Jenkins. Bert makes sure that we get to enjoy the beautiful floral display just a bit longer with his amazing photographs. His photos of the winning flowers will appear soon on the PEC Hort. Soc. website.

Also at the Flower Show were Carolyn Goldie on set-up, Joe Kitchen and Margaret Kirk recorded the winners and Virginia Cresswell Jones gave out the ribbons.

I need to thank Jan Skelton for helping with the plant sale (before and during).

I’d like to also thank the Toronto connection: Isabelle, Janet, Linda, MJ and the girls, Ruby, Emily and Beatrice.

The executive: Sally and John Clark, John Garside, Sheila Simmons, Darlene Johnson, Kathy Kingsley-Bondy, Hedy Brambat-Kellar and Carson Arthur worked incredibly hard to make this event as successful as it was. Thank you all so very much.

We had so many helping hands this year. I apologize if I’ve forgotten others. I am truly grateful for all the help we received.

We had a wonderful day, weather wise and having the Wellington Farmers Market across the street meant that many people came and checked us out. There was a real community feel to the whole event. Thank you to all who came!

Full results from the Flower Show, together with Bert Jenkins’ spectacular photographs are expected soon. And a special note: Judy Young won the People’s Choice Award for her entry in the Informal Flower Show. She won a lovely terrarium donated by Carson Arthur.

The executive will meet Thursday to assess the Show. If you were there and have comments or suggestions, we’d really appreciate hearing them. It will help us make the Garden Show an even better event!

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