The lovely sunny weather on Saturday brought a steady stream of visitors to the Letham and District Horticultural Society’s 108th Annual Industrial Exhibition and Flower Show.
The show which was held in Letham Village Hall attracted a good number of entries from the exhibitors providing a colourful and attractive display for those attending the show.
It was most encouraging to see a good entry in the Children’s Section. Visitors were treated to a fantastic display of exhibits displaying the imagination and skills of the children. This ranged from pretty pasta necklaces in the under 5’s category to imaginative junk models in the 5-8 age category. The 9-11 age category displayed some beautiful paintings of flowers. Tasty looking pizzas and birthday cards proved popular in the 12-16 age category. Individual trophy winners were Skye Cuthbert, Bow of Fife; brothers Cameron and Innes Service of Collessie ; Scott Smith and Grace Rotheram both from Letham.
In the open section for all ages there was a large display of painted stones, striking photographs of flowers and a good entry of a new category of vegetables grown by a child which was won by Dougal Fenton with a magnificent cabbage, one of a pair, the other beating the adults in the main Vegetable Section – hopefully this will nurture our gardeners of the future! The ever popular miniature garden produced a wide array of exciting and innovative designs.
The overall Children’s trophy – the R Storrar Cup – and the Diploma for the best overall exhibit were both won by Innes Service, Collessie. The Alex Garden Cup for the best miniature garden was won by Grace Rotheram, Letham. The Archibald Wilson Challenge Trophy for a Sunflower Competition for Letham Primary School children was won by Lewis Smiles, Letham.
Hopefully the interest displayed by all these youngsters will continue and sustain the growth of the Flower Show.