It was great to see the Garden Show back after a three-year absence following COVID. Bridget, Charlotte, families and helpers staged a very professional garden show which was well attended and a great Village get together.
There were over 700 entries for the Garden Show and some friendly rivalry to achieve 1st Prize in the various categories. There were also a good number of craft items, baked items, dairy and even some great photos.
Bridget asked me to record her thanks to Ted and Jenny Pentland, our long standing Parish Magazine editors, who kindly agreed to present the cups to winners.
The tea and cake refreshments were manned by the Withiel Village Hall Social Group and went down well with both the judges and those attending the Garden Show. It was great to see people chatting and enjoying themselves again.
The Tombola and Raffles did a brisk trade with some great prizes, kindly donated by locals and local businesses (see below).
David Harris did a great job as auctioneer at the end of the Show, encouraging rivals to out bid each other for the various show entries.
The evening meal was very tasty with a wide variety of dishes both savoury and sweet to tempt all. It was very difficult to not over-indulge with so much on offer!
There was an opportunity to work off some of those calories with a dance to some well-known music provided by a DJ and several took the opportunity.
As ever, a very well organised and delivered event in aid of Withiel Village Hall. The event is the main fund-raiser for the Hall and raised an amazing £820.66.
A big thank you to Bridget Rundle, Charlotte Matthews, their families and helpers as well as all those who exhibited and supported the event.
Bridget asked me to express her great thanks for the kind Raffle Prize donations from:
Bell Lane Fryer
Bricknell Toy and Nursery
Bridge Bike Hire
Camel Trail Tea Gardens
Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club
Mango Surf Shop
Mole Valley Farmers
Roche MOT + Tyre Centre
Rundle & Co. Agri.(Massey Ferguson)
Ruthern Valley Holidays
Table Table – Callywith
The Vine greengrocer
Stephen Horrocks, for the Withiel Village Hall Committee