Daventry Flower and Vegetable Show 2017

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:54 by Daventry Town Council

Daventry Flower and Vegetable Show 2017

The Daventry Flower & Vegetable Show held at the Community Centre on Sunday 3rd September was a huge success with more entries and attendees than last year.

The show, organised by the Daventry Allotment & Gardening Association (DAGA) supported by Daventry Town Council, saw more than 300 exhibits being awarded individual rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Five overall category winners were each presented with a £10 National Garden Centre Voucher by Daventry Town Mayor Cllr Lynne Taylor, with the winner of the children's category winning a £10. Argos Voucher.

The Mayor congratulated DAGA on an excellent show and commented on how proud Daventry Town Council were of their allotment community which shone forth at today's show.

There was a good attendance from the public and allotment holders who all enjoyed viewing the produce, sampling homemade refreshments and shopping in the arts and crafts market.

The overall category winners were Vegetable: John Barker, Soft Fruit: Kath Vaughan, Flowers: Marjorie Loughrey, Novelty: John Barker, and Children's; Millie Burgess aged 8. New category for 2017 Jams & Cookery was won by Marjorie Loughrey.

DAGA are donating the monies raised from the charity auction and raffle (£177.10) to the Green Health project who have an allotment on Daventry Town Council's Daneholme site to help people suffering with mental health issues.

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