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Autumn Social & Produce Show 2019

Date posted: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Autumn Social & Produce Show 2019

Jem and Mehi - BBQ maestros

Autumn Social & Produce Show Sunday 15 September – a summary.

What a brilliant day of friendly competition, socialising, hot sun and conviviality!

Scroll to the bottom of this story for competition results and other Autumn Social news including a link to the photo gallery.

A brief thanks to everyone involved in making this all come together so smoothly:
• Ruth, Produce Show organiser for such a great, well run Show!
• Competition registrars and judges – such attention to detail!
• Janet for an excellent Family Scarecrow competition
• Joanie and the Raffle team – superb selection of prizes from local businesses and the usual smoothly run teamwork
• Jem, Mehi and Christopher – BBQ team, a tight combo
• Marguerite and Cecile – Home Produce stall
• Tricia, Peter, Nan and Hugh – Beer Tent (top drinks!)
• The tent team – Jem, Ray, Barbara et al and all who helped set up and clear awat
• Andrew Stanley, ‘meet and greet’ for our guests at the gate and finances
• Nick, official sunflowers competition measurer and recorder
• Mandy, Sarah, Susan and Bethan – children’s fun activities
• The unsung heros – David and Jenny, strimmers and the compost toilet cleaners
• David Harnden, Chair and RPA committee for all their support
• To everyone of you who came along to take part and enjoy the day – and last but not least, thanks to Anne and all the café volunteers who keep us going all year with hot drinks and the finest home baked cakes this side of Kingston Bridge!

Competition awards this year were presented by:
Andrew Hanson, NPL and daughter Saskia, who provided the usual entertaining and topical Pumpkin Competition, won by Emma.
Dave from the Safer Neighbourhood Team who handed out the Tallest Sunflower awards, this year won by Molly.
Nick who presented certificates in the Family Scarecrow Competition, also won by Molly, with some help from the family!

Thanks and ‘Good Luck’ to Bethan, off to uni, who painted the lovely mural in the Seed Store and who’s been helping out at our Socials for the past 10 years.

And finally, thanks to Adele Dyer, Head of Research at Capel Manor who presented the ‘Bob and Jenny Trevillion Best in Show’ cup, this year won by Vera Kenyon for her melons.

Click here to visit the photo gallery.

Click here for the Produce Show report and here for the winners.

Click here for the Pumpkin winners.

Click here for the Scarecrow winners.

Click here for the Sunflower winners.

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