POMEROY — When it comes to making arrangements to fit into classes of the Meigs County Fair’s flower show schedule, gardeners show plenty of creativity in design.
“Scenes of the Meigs County Fair” is the theme of the this year’s two shows held in the Thompson-Roush building under the leadership of the Meigs County Garden Clubs Association. The classes call for everything in design from abstracts to synergistics to interpretive and transparencies.
The first show was held Monday.The second show is going into place today and the hundreds of specimen flowers and arrangements will remain in place for viewing by the public through Saturday night.
Top awards in the show judged by Judy Atopkotte of Dayton, an accredited judge of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs in artistic arrangements went to Melanie Stethem, best of show; Sheila Curtis, reserve best of show, and Pat Holter, creativity award, in the adult division. In the junior division the winners were Brette Crane, best of show, and Hannah Crane, reserve best of show in the junior division.
Stethem also won the horticulture sweepstakes award for specimen flowers in the adult display, while Adrianna Sayre received the sweepstakes award in the junior division.
Ribbon winners in the classes for artistic arrangements, list first through third, are as follows:
“Midway” — Janet Bolin, Sheila Curtis, and Melanie Stethem.
“Clowns” — Shirley Hamm, Melanie Stethem and Patricia Holter
“Harness Racing” — Shelia Curtis, Peggy Crane and Shirley Hamm
“Tractor and Truck Pulls” — Melanie Stethem, William A. Crane, and Shirley Hamm
“Paradise” — Melanie Stethem, Paricia Holter, and Shirley Hamm
“Log Cabin” — William Crane, Peggy Crane, and Patricia Holter
“Stage Entertainment” — Melanie Stethem, Shelia Curtis and Shirley Hamm
“Style Show” — Patricia Holter, Melanie Stethem, and Peggy Cranehirley
“Souts” — Amanda Crane, Aubrey Crane, and Adriana Sayre.
“4-H Feat Green and White” — Hannah Crane, Adriana Sayre, and Amanda Crane
In the horticulture classes, top blue ribbon winners in the adult division were Pat Harris, six; Janet Bolin, nine; Melanie Stethem, eight; and Joyce Manuel , six. Other blue ribbon winners in the horticulture division were Peggy Crane, Christie Crane, Delores King, Shelia Curtis, David King, Shirley Hamm, Elizabeth Crane, Vanessa Folmer.