Record turnout for show in Greta Valley


Flowers lined the walls of the Tipapa woolshed for the show. Photo: Supplied
Flowers lined the walls of the Tipapa woolshed for the show. Photo: Supplied
Greta Valley's Tipapa woolshed was a blaze of colour, and bustled with activity and visitors during the recent Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society annual spring show.

There was a record turn-out this year, with more than 200 members of the public viewing the exhibits and enjoying the plant, craft and artisan stalls.

The committee said the stalls added an extra dimension to the show again this year, with the venue - to which they are indebted to Tipapa owner John Carr and his staff for providing - helping to make it a special event.

Bernadette Earl won the Greta Challenge Cup for most points in show, with Jean Dalley runner-up.


Children's Special Awards:

Most points in decorative: Elsie Loe; runner-up Jock Murray.

Most points in cookery: Emily Henderson runner-up Elsie Loe.

Most points in handcraft: Elsie Loe; runner-up Mia Whelan.

Eric Johnson Memorial special prize: Emma Cowan.

Mrs F. Whyte Memorial prize for competitor under 10, with most points in adult sections: Jose Loe.

Open daffodil: Champion trumpet: Jean Dalley. Champion large cup: Fran Perriam. Champion small cup: Bernadette Earl. Supreme champion daffodil, Mrs Dalgety Cup: Jean Dalley. Most points, SHC Challenge Cup: Bernadette Earl; runner-up Jean Dalley.

Waipara division of Hurunui County: Most points Herbert Acton-Adams Cup: Bernadette Earl; runner-up Jean Dalley.

Novice daffodils: Most points, Mr and Mrs Burrows Trophy, Alice Henderson; runner-up Diane Pankhurst.

Cut flowers: Most points, T.E.L. Roberts Memorial Cup: Jean Dalley; runner-up Frances Armstrong. Mr and Mrs A.D. Fox Memorial Salver for Most Outstanding Exhibit : Sue Sinclair.

Decorative open: Most points, SHC Challenge Cup (Butcher Cup): Alice Henderson; runner-up Sara Sidey.

Most outstanding exhibit in open decorative: Sarah Sidey

Decorative novice: Most points, Mrs Brown Cup: Sarah Sidey; runner-up: Lucas Henderson.

Needlework: Most points, SHC Challenge Cup: Neroli Jones; runner-up: Lisa Chapman, Jan Archbold. Outstanding exhibit: Marion Rhodes.

Knitting: Ann Collings; runner-up Diane Pankhurst. Outstanding exhibit: Frances Armstrong.

Novice needlework: Most points Lisa Chapman; runner-up Deschia Sutherland.

Cookery: Most points: Bernadette Earl; runner-up: Gail Grant. Special prize: Bernadette Earl.

Novice cookery: Larnee Flannery; runner-up Elsie Loe.

Home produce: Most points: Diane Pankhurst; runner-up Bernadette Earl. Most points cookery and home produce, Society Challenge Cup: Bernadette Earl; runner-up Gail Grant.

Art: Carol Stade; runner-up Erin Douglas-Clifford, James Fraser. Best exhibit in open art: Olivia Barnes, James Fraser.

Novice art

Most points: Lilly Douglas-Clifford; runner-up Andra Whelan.

Amateur photography: Most points, Colenso Cup: Helen Vanstone; runner-up Daphne Freeke. Most outstanding exhibit: Helen Vanstone.

Junior photography: Ben Cowan; runner-up Logan Gardener and Emma Cowan. Craft: Most points, Prendeville Cup: Irene Shepherd; runner-up Lyn Rate and Carol Stade. Most outstanding exhibit: Irene Shepherd.

Most outstanding themed entry: Frances Armstrong.






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