Muckhart is looking blooming beautiful
THERE was a great turnout for the Muckhart Horticultural Society's 126th annual flower show on Saturday (25 August).
Members of the community went along to the family event held in the village's Coronation Hall, to view and admire the work entered into various parts of the competition.
Categories in the show included art, crafts, baking, fruit and vegetables, flowers and the childrens' section which was full of colourful paintings, models and miniature gardens.
The event itself was opened by Lord Lieutenant Rt. Hon. Sir George Reid whose wife accompanied him and presented prizes to the winners.
Margaret Johnston, secretary of the society, said everyone had a great time, "It was a really super show. We were surprised by all the flowers and everything that people had, considering the weather we have been having. It was well turned out and the hall was full for when the Lord Lieutenant arrived.
"There was a super childrens' show. They just amaze me with all the vegetable animals and all their lego models.
"Everybody was saying what a great show it was. It's such a great atmosphere and such a happy atmosphere."
The seven judges - six who have backgrounds as rural judges and one who is a gardener at the University of Stirling - were on hand to make the hard decisions on winners.
Prizes included the Harper Cup, Galloway Memorial Cup, Paterson Cup, Bibby Cup and many more.
Margaret thanked everyone who helped out on the day, the committee members and judges who gave up their Saturday mornings.
She added, "Thanks to exhibitors without them there would be no show and to the ladies in the kitchen for providing the afternoon teas - a big thank you. It is all of you together that help to make such a happy and successful Muckhart Flower Show."
Prize winners can collect engraved trophies at the AGM on 26 September at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 29 Aug 12
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