POMEROY — Meigs County gardeners show plenty of creativity in design when it comes to making flower arrangements to fit into classes of the fair flower show schedules.
This year the two shows at the fair, the second one being staged today, had 985 entries registered in the arrangement and specimen classes. Of that number more than half were represented in the first show judged by Faye McGinnis of Portsmouth, a Master judge of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.
Theme of the first show was “Remembering the Past and Honoring the Present.” Classes in the artistic arrangement division were named in honor of deceased garden club members who actively participated over the years in the fair flower shows. Classes in today’s show staged in the Thompson-Roush Building will be in tribute to those in public service.
Top winners in the first show were Diana Ash of Syracuse who won both best of show and reserve best of show with her arrangements , while Pat Holter of Pomeroy took the creativity award. Elizabeth Harris took the senior horticulture award for winners in the specimen classes.
In the junior division winners were Hannah Crane who took both best of show and reserve best of show in arrangements,. while Adriana Sayre captured the junior horticulture award.
In the adult artistic design division, the blue ribbon winners in their respective tribute classes were as follows:
Vanessa Folmer of Middleport in “Addalou’s Kitchen Niche,” “Eva’s Antique Collection,” and “Madia’s Tea Party.”
Shirley Hamm of Racine, “Alice’s Ponds.”
Diana Ash of Syracuse, “Betty Lou’s Wild & Crazy,” and “Dorothy’s Elegant Rose Garden.”
Pat Holter of Pomeroy, “Mae’s Pantry.”
Alyssa Webb of Pomeroy, “Pauline’s Country Roads.”
Hannah Crane, of Pomeroy, “Bernice’s School Days” and “Margaret Ella’s Art Class.”