What an exciting June show. Lots of entries. Classes were interesting and camaraderie was there among the members. Someone remarked that she was glad to see so much visiting going on at the end of the show.
Many of you have either run the flower show committee or worked as a member of the committee so you know what it takes to put on one of our flower shows. The tables and supplies come by truck from Chester where everything is stored; the setting up of the tables for the show along with all the accessories needed for the many categories of floral design and horticulture is done the day before the show; someone contacts the judges in advance; a clean registration sheet must be created for the many entries making sure the class entries and the member numbers are correct; a registrar sits with the sheet as members enter their exhibits; the registrar then checks the exhibits against the sheet to be sure everything is accurate; a space at the flower show venue is provided for members to groom their entries before putting them in place; passers are on board to inspect all entries (floral and hort) to detect anything that may prevent the exhibitor from being disqualified; the recorders accompany the judges throughout the exhibit to record remarks on the entry cards; the colored dots are applied to the entry cards for first, second, third and honorable mention; the flower show chair must buy supplies for the challenge classes; the hort and floral design clerks continue to monitor the classes before the show is judged should one category need more space than another; a person provides coffee early in the morning; a group provides lunch after the show; tear down and clean up have everyone helping.
The president is responsible to organize the silver awards. She must collect silver from previous year recipients, take it to the engravers for accurate engraving and then deliver everything safe and sound to the show. You read the June minutes describing the awards and the recipients. Here are photos that were taken of those who took home both silver and certificates recognizing their contribution to the club, to the GCA and to gardening.