The 2016 Flower Show was a great success. We had over 30 registered entrants and hundreds of registered entries. The judges had a large number of floral displays to review and select a winner from. In addition there were several other activities that took place.
There was a new category of entries this year: Children 12 and Younger. Five children entered fruits, vegetables and arrangements competing for the Best Children's Fruit or Vegetable, Best Children's Floral, and Best Other prize.
The Guest category had a very active guest which entered a table's worth of entries for the Best Guest competitions.
The Oak Street Health clinics had a representative which talked about their services and activities. They passed out goodies and had a door prize
Leonard Becker gave a cooking demonstration show visitors how to make Sauerkraut Pancakes. He passed out samples of his culinary craftmanship to eager guests.
The President's Challenge this year was Wax Begonias. Several members brought in their entries. One was chosen as the best.
Besides the great variety
of entries there was also a Food Court which served delicious Crawford Sausage
Hot Dogs and Sausages. There was a wide assortment of donated bakery and
dessert items to please the palate as well. The kitchen was kept quite
busy and sold out of the hot dogs and sausages.
The Plant Shoppe also did
brisk business. They sold a wide assortment of vegetables,
books, and holiday and garden related items.
Two lucky people won Door
Prizes of chrysanthemums and one lucky person won a Split-the-Pot
The show was well attended by club members, members of sister Czech and Garden organizations, local residents, and friends of the club.
If you missed this year's event we hope to see you
next year at the
81st Annual Flower and Garden Show!
Best Shrub, Tree, or Vine
Cana - President
Best House Plant Bloom
Best Bush Vegetable
Best Small Annual
Hybrid Tea-Pink Peace
Best Horticultural Novelties and Specialties
Best Large Annual
Best of Show Horticultural Exhibit
Elsie and Daniel Scheffel
Mary Ann Vesely
Best Flower Arrangement
Best Potted Plant
Best Themed Arrangement
Best of Show Artistic Exhibit
Geoffrey and Janie Lacina
Best Root Vegetable
Best Vine Vegetable
Pickle Barrel Hybrid Pickle
Best of Show Vegetable
Best Guest Vegetable
Best Guest Flower
Best Guest Any Other
Best Child Fruit
Connecticut Field Pumpkin
Best Child Flower
Best Child Any Other