Campbell Horticultural Society hosts annual flower show

The People’s Choice Award went to Carol Lang for her entry ‘Rock Man’ at the annual Campbell Horticultural Society Flower Show.

MINDEMOYA—Penny Palonen garnered the most points and was the President’s Choice Award winner at the annual Campbell Horticultural Society Flower Show held last Wednesday, August 3 at the Mindemoya Community Hall.

Ms. Palonen garnered the most points in the show with 70, followed by Terry Thomson with 53, Marion Newton, 44, and Dorothy Sloss, fourth with 40 points.

The flower show this year was titled ‘Manitoulin Rocks.’

The 11 special titles this year included Monument Rocks, Rock of Ages, Rockville Road, Rock Island Mini Golf, Cup and Saucer Rock Trail, Rock On! (annual Country Fest), Dreamer’s Cove, Rock Man, Rock Garden Terrace, Rock Wall, and Manitoulin is a Rock.

There was a youth only category, my favourite rock; non-member ladies only, rock-a-bye baby; and non-member/member men only, geologists rock and don’t take them for granite.

In the Best Category, Camilla Yahnke was first for best dahlia, with best gladiola won by Wilda Campbell, best begonia Wilda Campbell, best lily, Darlene Lewis, and any other violet, won by Terry Thompson; perennial, Terry Thompson; rose, Bernice Lewis; geranium, Terry Thompson; African violet, Wilda Campbell; house plant, Marie Kirk; outdoor potted plants, Marie Kirk; annual, Bernice Lewis; and veggies, Penny Palonen.

The president’s choice award went to Penny Palonen for Monument Rocks, while the Judge’s Choice Award was won by Seija Bailey for Rockville Road; the People’s Choice Award was won by Carol Lang for rock man, and the Youth Award was a tie between Claire Lubenkov and Camilla Finlay for ‘my favourite rock.’

Everyone enjoyed the scent and beauty of the varied and colourful display of ‘specimen’ flowers throughout the hall.

Carol Lee and Bev Webster should be commended for the tea area decorations with rose bowls on the tables, and a corner devoted to polished rocks, fossil rocks, and painted rocks brought in by members. There were also many colourful Island pictures courtesy of Jan McQuay.

The penny table was a success with gifts donated by members. Mike Meeker’s generous donation of his ‘Magic Mix’ is always a favourite on the penny table, as well as door prizes.

The Campbell Horticultural Society was founded in 1928 and helps Central Manitoulin maintain the flower beds in Spring Bay, Mindemoya, Sandfield, Providence Bay and the Burpee Mills Community Centre.