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Vankleek Hill Flower Show and Tea
DIANE HUNTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Second place winner for highest points was Joan King, with 32 points. King won first place for roses, second place for irises, and perennials, tied second for peonies with Mary Hatz and third place for photographs. King won the Norma Rose Bowl Trophy for the best Rosa rugosa and the Freda Armstrong Trophy. She also won four out of the five raffle prizes. “It’s unbelievable,” exclaimed King. Third place for highest points went to Louise Allard, with 29 points. Allard won first place for her irises, second place for decorative arrangements and third place was tied with Charles Freeman. “It’s a passion,” said Charles Freeman, member and volunteer. “Most people just want to go out and dig in the dirt. It’s fun.” Louise Freeman, chair of the event, said it was good to see so many people at the
The VankleekHill andDistrict Horticultural Society held its annual flower show and tea June 28, with stunning entries and many happy winners. The show saw 141 entries from 13 members with 110 floral entries and 31 photography entries. Dorli Wiki won the highest points, with 51 points. Wiki has been a member for many years. “I usually specialize in flower arrangements, but it is very time consuming and I just didn’t have time this year,” said Wiki. Wiki won first place for her perennials, annuals, houseplants, and photographs. She also won second place for roses, tied with President Mary Higginson. Wiki won the Margaret Zerter Trophy and the Silver Tray.
Some of the afternoon’s winners Joan King, Dorli Wiki, Louise Allard, Mary Hatz and Joyce Hollett.
event and thanked themany volunteers for helping with the show. “On behalf of the committee, thank you for getting everything where it needed to be, when it needed to be, and why it needed to be without question,” she said. “We are hoping to have a lot more members enter next year. Just take a look around and go for it.” Higginson thanked everyone for attending and reminded members to be at Herb’s Travel Plaza before 8:30 a.m. on July 11 for their coach trip to Ancaster for the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) 109th convention. More than 100 years of gardening The Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society held its first meeting in 1906. After more than 100 years, the society is doing well and members are passionate about what they do. More information on the Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society can be found at http://www.vkhhorticultural.ca/.
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The Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion summer schedule The Legion has a few changes for the summer months. There will be no smoke meat suppers for the months of July and August, but they will be returning the last Friday each month in September. Darts and sandbags will also only be continuing in September. For the month of July, the following events are scheduled: Music and dancing with Norm Campeau on July 5, with Carol Piche on July 12, Billy Gabriel on July 19, and Ray Seguin on July 26. There will be a birthday party for WWII veteran Claude Lalonde on July 26. An initiation ceremony for new members will take place July 13 at 6:30 p.m. A Jamboree with Billy Gabriel and friends will take place August 2. More information is available by calling 613-632-5136. – Diane Hunter Dorli Wiki won the highest points, with 51 points. Wiki also won first place for her perennials, annuals, houseplants, and photographs. She won second place for roses, tiedwith President Mary Higginson.
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