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Stathern Horticultural Society’s 20th annual open show was another successful event with games for children and a scarecrow spectacular.

The event, held in St Guthlac’s Church, was well attended by both children and adults. Entries in many of classes were significantly down on last year due to a poor growing season.

The winner of the of the prestigious Fruit and Vegetable Cup was Colin Ramsay and the children’s section winner was Lydia Davis, who took the cup for the most points and the Shirley Keir Cup for the Best in Show.

Those attending enjoyed ploughman’s lunches, music from a jazz ensembles and various stalls. Troy Jenkinson, headteacher of Stathern School, presented the prizes before the produce auction. This year, in conjunction with the school all the children designed a flag for display in the church with prizes for the best in each year.

Melton Mowbray Building Society once again sponsored this event and C&C Plants of Scalford funded the printing of the schedules.

The show committee thanked everyone who participated or contributed in any way.

The judges were Stuart Mackinder, Kate Jordan, Margery Leyland, Gillian Deave, Merrin Canning and Jeff Dale.

The winners of cups and trophies were: Cup for fruit and vegetables - Colin Ramsay; Sue Wadsworth Culinary Cup - Charla Forinton; WI Floral Cup - Mary Briant; Handicraft Cup - Sarah Porter; The Martin Fagan Photography Shield - Erica Tranfield; Children’s Photography Award - Samuel Putnam, Cup for most points in children’s section - Lydia Davis; Shirley Keir Cup for Children’s Best in Show - Lydia Davis, The Art Cup - Karen Cross and the Silver Salver for Best in Show - Jane King.

At Eaton Eastwell and Goadby Marwood’s Horticultural Society’s 90th annual show more than 267 entries were on display. The event included a raffle, tombola and refreshments and the judges were Mark Skinner and borough councillor Elaine Holmes.

The main results were: Best exhibit for floral arrangement - Mrs P Edmundson; floral section - Mr D Shields; vegetables - Mr D Shields; handicraft - Mrs A Dee, culinary - Mrs S Murdock; children five and under - Daniel Davis and children six to eleven - Lauren Whiston.