Rumsey was all flowers last Wednesday despite fewer entries at annual event

Wednesday, Aug. 25, the 66th annual Rumsey Red Deer River Garden Club Show was held. Entries were accepted the night before the show and that morning. By 11:30 a.m., the judges had been served their lunch and were ready for the task of judging all the entries. Even though the entries were down, there were still 16 adults who entered 281 entries and in the juniors, there were seven who entered the 49 entries, which was the same as last year.

The temperature of the day was very warm, one of the first in several days. The show opened to the public at 4 p.m. and the supper was served from 5 to 7 p.m. For those folks who had worked hard all day, it was a welcome meal prepared by the local ‘Country Cookers’.

Following the supper, the junior folks entered the flower arranging competition. The girl with the best flower arrangement in the junior 6-10-year-old class was Lorene Steen, (who is the daughter of Kelly and Marci Steen of Carbon) who was staying with her grandma Helen Steen to help out with the entries with her grandma. Making the best flower arrangement in the senior class of 11-15-year-olds was Jamie Hussey of Rumsey, who has entered this competition every year and learned well from the experiences.

Lorne McArthur won the top spot for most entries in the show alongside dahlia aggregate, gladiolus aggregate, and best dahlia.

Eleanor Richmond won top spots for best bego9nia, begonia aggregate, special baking, fruit aggregate, in addition to second place in aggregate baking.

Helen Steen won the top spot in the prestigious gifts of the garden category alongside adult aggregate, vegetable display four kinds arrangement aggregate, pansy arrangement, best tea table and she also won the second place in special baking.

During the past while, tickets have been sold by the garden club on a beautiful free standing garden clock and thermometer. One of the judges for the day was the lucky winner of this, Bernice Price.

It if nice to be able to report that Trevor Newton is home and doing very well, able to be out and about.

Thursday, Aug. 26 was ‘pink day’ in Trochu when trail riders past through town on their 22-day trail ride that began at Waterton Lakes and planned to end at Sherwood Park while raising money for breast cancer research. Those of us who took in the parade and festivities were very impressed with the quality of efforts that were displayed by this little town. Watch for postings on their winnings as there was competitions for best decorated town and for the town raising the most money per capita. Events included a parade, face paintings, silent auction, delicious pork supper, live auction (which was auctioned off by Kevin Sorenson). and of course dancing into the late evening hours to the Frere Family band.

Does anyone know where summer went? It has been freezing at nights in our area this weekend.