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Flower show held in Hague

Pat Wania, Carillon Garden Club flower show chairwoman, welcomes people to the recent program in Hague.

Pat Wania, Carillon Garden Club flower show chairwoman, welcomes people to the recent program in Hague.

— The Carillon Garden Club’s recent Standard Flower Show was “a delight for the eyes,” as stated more than once by attendees. The show, “Moments in Time,” was held at the Hague Community Center.

Pat Wania of Hague was the chairwoman, overseeing all aspects of the show that featured horticultural and floral design divisions. A special reception was held on Friday, Oct. 7, that featured many treats.

“All members of the club who participated are to be congratulated,” commented Wania. “The club has many talented and dedicated members.”

The show was the first one for the club in six years and the first one organized by Wania, who just recently received her National Garden Club’s Flower Show judge’s credentials. She has been attending National Garden Club approved classes to be able to instruct and critique all aspects of garden club flower shows.

“The club is very fortunate to have Pat Wania as a member of the Carillon Garden Club,” said Betty Rettig, club president.

Many arrangements were entered in the Design Division. Receiving blue/first place ribbons were Mickey Snye for her entries in “Childhood Memories,” an underwater arrangement and “Retirement Dreams,” an Exhibition Table arrangement. Vivian DenBleyker won a first for her “Granny’s Kitchen” arrangement on a pedestal and Susan Darrin won for her creative doorway valentine arrangement in the “Holiday Magic” class. Irene Ilaria won a blue ribbon for her “Garden Romance” design for a table set for two. Florence Kunnas captured a first prize for her interpretation of “A Family Grows,” a buffet table set-up for eight. All entries featured quality floral arrangements.

The public was encouraged to vote for their favorite arrangement for the “People’s Choice Award.” Vivian Den Bleyker won for her entry in “Granny’s Kitchen,” which featured an old fashioned sieve on legs with a “line/mass” design in bright fuchsia and yellow flowers.

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