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23 September 2018 Posted by Angela Hicks
We were a little down on entry numbers and visitors at the door, but many people were still away on holiday. The date was not a good choice but we tried to stage the Show on the nearest Saturday to the original Show in 1978. But do not fear, next year the Show is to be held on Saturday 8th June.
In 1978 Eileen and Peter Pratt reinstated the Show and we were delighted that their Son, Ian, joined us and presented the trophies, including a new one commemorating our 40th Anniversary, which was generously donated by a local long-standing supporter of our Show. Congratulations go to Brenda Holdforth a first time exhibitor and new resident in the Village.
In the Handicraft Section, Norma Speller re-entered her embroidery which had won her first prize in the 1978 Show. What's more it's still in immaculate condition.
Our thanks to the ladies of Scaynes Hill WI who provided our visitors with their usual high-quality tea and cakes. This year we were also pleased to have the services of two of their members to undertake judging for us in the Handicraft and Cookery Sections . . . unfortunately this meant that they could not enter either of these.
Looking to next year's Show . . . the position of Treasury on our small committee has become available. Gill Baggalley is sadly leaving us so she can spend more time in her official capacity as a Grandmother. Thank to Gill and Dave for all your help and support over the years.
The Show Treasurer's role involves preparing floats and prize money in the week running up to the Show. On the day it involves taking entrance money and recording the winners after judging has taken place. After the Show preparing a basic balance sheet (similar to the one at the end of this article). Oh! and on Show day enjoying a yummy lunch with the supporting Show team. Now there's an incentive for you!!
Thank you again for all your support and help over the past 40 years. Here's to the next 40!!
Congratulations to all our winners.
Dianne Elliott and Angela Hicks
Conservation Shield (overall show winner) - Cat Newington
Flower Show Trophy (best exhibit in Horticulture) - Nick Hawes
The 40th Anniversary Cup (3 hybrid tea roses, Class 2) - Brenda Holdforth (new exhibitor)
Betty Hayter Memorial Salver (best exhibit in Floral Art) - Jos Kingston
The Hawes Handicraft Cup (best exhibit in handicraft) - Liz Townsend (new exhibitor)
W.I Cookery Award (best exhibit in Cookery Section) - Barry Rapley
The Helga Race Trophy (best in Family Favourite Cookery Class) - Bobby Whittome
Eileen and Peter Pratt Trophy (2018 only best in vegetable classes) - Phia Costello
The Artists Cup (2018 only awarded to most artistic exhibit in the Floral Art Section) - Jos Kingston
Conservation Group Cup (best in Junior Section) - Mollie Hainge
S.H.C.C. Trophy (Group Entry in Junior Section) - Mollie Hainge
Show entries and sponsorship 97.00
Admissions & donations
(inc. unclaimed prize money) 88.95
Plant sales 86.40
Proceeds from raffle 185.00
TOTAL income 457.35
Judges refreshments (WI) 10.00
Admin and presentation 105.94
New signage 51.87
Sweets & raffle prizes 11.25
Prize money 53.50
Engraving on new trophy 45.00
Lunches (celebratory for 40th anniversary) 305.68
Celebration cake 20.00
Plant purchases 50.00
Total expenditure 653.24
Surplus / deficit - 195.89