Press Release: Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show – 3 September 2016

The Town Council held its annual Connah’s Quay Flower, Fruit and Vegetable show at the Civic Hall on Saturday 3 September. The event is now in its 5th year and is ‘growing’ from strength to strength.

Councillor Chris Risley, Vice-Chair of the Town Council was pleased to be in attendance meeting the exhibitors and handing out prizes to the winners of the Best Exhibit in each section. He was impressed with the quality of the entries this year and the high standard of produce.

Councillor Mrs Pam Attridge – who started the first show in 2012 – stated that she ‘was extremely pleased with the effort everyone had made in making the show a success again this year’. She thanked the staff and judges who had worked hard to put the show together and members of the public for their support both locally and throughout Flintshire.

The successful 1st, 2nd and 3rd exhibitors in each class were acknowledged with a prize-winner card, and five overall winners received a certificate and small prize:-
Best Exhibit in the Junior Section – Awarded to James Wren for his ‘Animal made of vegetables
Best Exhibit in the Flower Section – Awarded to Hugh Roberts for his ‘Vase of 3 Blooms Dahlias
Best Exhibit in the Vegetables Section – Awarded to Lynda Tucker for her ‘Plate of 3 white potatoes
Best Exhibit in the Fruit/Baking Section – Awarded to Hannah Attridge for her ‘Victoria Sandwich

The Best Exhibit in the Show was awarded to Lynda Tucker who also received a complementary meal for two at Y Celstryn, the college training restaurant at Coleg Cambria – Deeside.

There was once again a Top Tray category sponsored by ‘Garden News’. The winning entry was  displayed by Hannah Attridge (2nd in from the left on the photograph) who is 14 years old.

The Town Council wishes to extend its most grateful thanks to all of the judges: Mr Paul Raven, Deputy Director – Landbased & Independent Living Skills and Alwyn Jones – his fellow judge – both from Coleg Cambria the judging, kind donation of prizes and continued support for this event. It also wishes to place on record it’s grateful thanks to Mrs Sylvia Watkin for judging the Flower Section at the event.

Next year’s show will take place on Saturday 2 September 2017. Full details will be released early next year.

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