Virden Ag Society and the Garden Club teamed up again to put on a competition and show, held in Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Aug. 7. Cut flowers, live plants, vegetables, handiwork, crafts, photography, canning and baking were out for view in the afternoon during tea-time where delicious deserts were on offer to the public.
Joyce Braybrook won a number of handiwork classes. Her fancy Hardanger embroidery was awarded Best in Show. This fine thread work requires counting and attention to fine detail.
Ken Clarke with several large gardens on their Virden farm amassed top points in produce.
Robert Heath brought 32 entries in produce and plants. He accumulated the most points among Garden Club division. He also had a winning onion entry in the produce. “The weather seems to have brought things on early this year,” he said. “As hot as it has been, it’s been humid,” producing some ideal growing conditions.
Heading up the Garden Club, Brenda Cameron said the club will hold an upcoming awards night. The club welcomes new members. In September there will be a perennial exchange.