Patty Steen Rumsey Record
It was another successful show for the Rumsey Red Deer River Garden Club as the entries arrived early Wednesday morning to fill the hall with beauty and bounty.
There were 437 entries across the entire show with 21 adults and 11 juniors bringing items to the show.
The judges went out to judge 5 junior’s garden plots in the community with Ashley McNaughton’s garden winning first prize. The judges all agreed that it came down to watering, watering and more watering as was obvious in all the entries. In past years, there was a large collection of gladiolus brought from Lorne McArthur’s garden from Red Deer area but he had been struck with a hailstorm earlier in the season. He was able to bring other items that had recovered which added to the show nicely. Considering the drought we have experienced this summer, the club members were happy to announce that the junior participants increased by almost double and the adult participants also increase by a few.
I will only list the Aggregate (total point accumulation in each category) winners as there were many categories and many great prizes given out by generous community people and businesses. The garden club would like to thank all of the donators for continuing to sponsor all these prizes. In the Juniors, the Vegetable Aggregate ages 6 – 10 years was won by Brody Nyerod McKay. The Junior Baking Aggregate ages 6 – 10 years was won by Aliyah Martyne. In the 11 – 15 years section, the Vegetable Aggregate and the Baking Aggregate prizes were won by Cadynce Richmond. The overall Junior Aggregate winner was Cadynce Richmond for most points accumulated in every category; second prize went to Brody Nyerod McKay.
In the Adult section of the show, there were many beautiful arrangements, individual flower entries, baking entries and vegetable entries. The Gladiolus Aggregate was won by Eileen Grant with the novice Gladiolus Aggregate prize going to Dianna McBride. The Dahlia Aggregate winner was Lorne McArthur with the best single Dahlia prize going to Debbie Hatt. The Begonia Aggregate winner was Betty Pennock and the Rose Aggregate prize went to Doreen Mappin. The Potted Plant Aggregate winner was Jill Brodie and the Flower Arrangement Aggregate prize was won by Denise Daniels. The Cut Flower Aggregate winner was Dianna McBride with the Fruit Aggregate award going to Doreen Mappin.
In the Baking category, there was some delicious looking desserts and goodies with the first prize going to Mary Newton and second going to Eleanor Richmond. The Special Baking category is always interesting because every year the garden club decide on a recipe to add to the garden club book then everyone has the same opportunity to bake this recipe and enter their results but each and every entry turn out a little different or sometimes a lot different. The winner of this category was Eleanor Richmond with second prize going to Dianna McBride. Overall the Adult Aggregate winner was Lorne McArthur with second prize going to Doreen Mappin. Vegetable Aggregate winner was Ken Jensen and “Most Entries in the Show” was won by Lorne McArthur. The garden club would like to send out a big thank you to all the participants who put in a lot of effort to bring their entries to the show from far and wide, stay the day in our little hamlet and then gather everything up late in the evening to head home. Because of their efforts, we had close to a hundred people walk through the show and join in the supper. We are very proud of our long running show and the success it continues to be. It wouldn’t be that way if people didn’t continue to support it by gathering, arranging and submitting their hard-worked efforts.
Happy harvesting, everyone, have a safe week.