Green-fingered talents and craft skills at Helston Harvest Fair show
1:00pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
The bounty of Helston’s soil and the skills of its residents, were on show at the annual horticultural and craft show at the Old Cattle Market on Saturday.
With bright sunshine greeting visitors, a large crowd gathered to see the stunning array of vegetables, flowers, fruit on show, and to watch Helston’s mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby hand out the prizes to the worthy winners.
The event saw a close to 100 more entries on last year, with a huge array of cooking and crafts submitted by residents of Helston and the surrounding area.
Chairman of the Harvest Fair committee, John Boase, said: “Everyone was very pleased at how well it went, particularly as it was the first year that the new committee has taken over. Entries were up with almost 100 more than last year.
“A lot of people came through the doors, with takings on the door up on last year. It was almost a shame it was not held outside, the weather was so good. It has to have been one of the best days of the last year.”
Mr Boase said that the quality of many entries was very high, highlighting a crocheted crown that won a prize and a turned pot that won best in show, adding that due to the success, the committee are considering giving a small grant from the funds raised to a community group to be chosen later.
This year was the first year the fair has been run as a community event, and organisers are on the lookout for people to help ensure it remains a success. Anyone interested can contact Mr Boase on 01326 573200, or pop along to the event “wash up” meeting at the Blue Anchor in Helston on Wednesday, September 19 at 6pm.
Helston Harvest Fair Points
Section 1 Flowers - Best Exhibit Pot Plants: Paula Julian; Best Exhibit Fuchsias: Peter Collier; Best Exhibit Cut Blooms: Val Moyse; Best Exhibit Dahlias: Peter Collier.
Section 2 Fruit and Veg - Best Exhibit Onions: Stephen Nicholas; Best Exhibit Any Other Veg: Peter Collier; Best Exhibit Salad: Peter Collins; Best Exhibit Fruit: Peter Collins.
Section 3 Home Produce - Best Exhibit James and Preserves: Mary Mackie; Best Exhibit Cookery: Melinda King.
Section 4 Handicrafts - Best Exhibit Needlework: C R Thomas; Best Exhibit Knitting: Jill Blunn; Best Exhibit Art: Shirley A White; Best Exhibit Other Handicrafts: D Jenkin.
Section 5 Children - Most Points in Pre-School: Adam Stedman (13), William Grey (9), Amelia Grey (2); Most Points 7 Years and Under: Emily Stedman (30), Erin Jobling (13), Summer Pascoe (10); Most Points 8 to 11 Years: Aaron McGroary (12), Hllly McGroary (11), Matthew Stedman (9); Most Points 12 to 16 Years: Victoria Padgeth (14), Jamie Willmott (9), Amy McGroary (7), Tom Cosslette (7); Most Points in Section 5: Emily Stedman (30), Victoria Padgeth (14), Erin Jobling (13), Adam Stedman (13).
Section 6 Group Collective Entry: Most Points Class 601: Helston WI (3), Osborne Friends Group (2).
Section 7 Wine and Beers - Best Wine: E Gordon; Best Liqueur: E Gordon.
Section 7 Photography - Best Exhibit in Classes 801-816: Debbie Turner; Best Exhibit Computer Enhances: Lisa Blewitt; Best Exhibit Open: John Richards.
Section 9 Floral Art - Best Exhibit in Classes 901-906: Paula Julian.
Additional Trophy - Most Prize Cards in Show: Peter Collier (31), Stephen Nicholas (27), Peter Collins (19).
Best in Show: Douglas Jenkin for his wooden pot.