PRESS RELEASE – FROM CONNAH’S QUAY TOWN COUNCIL
The Town Council is immensely pleased at the success of the fourth annual Connah’s Quay Flower and Vegetable show held at the Civic Hall on Saturday 29 August which built upon the success of the first two events.
Councillor Martin White, Vice-Chair of the Town Council was pleased to be in attendance to meet the exhibitors and hand out prizes at the awards stage, he was ‘impressed with the quality of the produce shown’. Councillor Mrs Pam Attridge stated that she ‘was immensely pleased at the effort everyone had made. She thanked staff and everyone who had worked hard to put the show together and members of the public for their support both locally and throughout Flintshire.’
The successful 1st, 2nd and 3rd exhibitors in each class were all acknowledged with the prize-winners cards and five overall winners received a small prize and were as follows:-
- Best Exhibit in the Junior class – Awarded to Mia Roberts Prize was ‘A gift voucher and a day as an Animal Keeper or with horses and ponies at Coleg Cambria – Northop’ – Exhibit: a plate of six scones
- Best Exhibit in the Floral Class – Awarded to Therese Denis – Exhibit: Flower display.
- Best Exhibit in the Fruit Class – Awarded to Linda Phillips – Exhibit: plate of any soft fruit.
- Best Exhibit in the Vegetable Class – Awarded to Jim Attridge – Exhibit: plate of tomatoes.
- Best Exhibit in show – Awarded to Jim Attridge. Jim wins a complementary meal for two at Y Celstryn, the college training restaurant at Coleg Cambria – Deeside. Exhibit: plate of tomatoes.
- Top Tray Category as sponsored by ‘Garden News’ was won by Bob Large.
All winners were presented with certificates from the Town Council, together with a small prize in addition to prizes from Coleg Cambria.
The Town Council wishes to extend its most grateful thanks to Mr Paul Raven, Deputy Director – Landbased & Independent Living Skills and all at Coleg Cambria and his staff Alwyn Jones and Robert MacKay for the judging, also for the prizes and the enthusiastic general support for this event. It also wishes to place on record it’s grateful thanks to Mrs Mary North for judging the Fruit and chidren’s section at the event
It is envisaged that a similar event will be arranged next year.