RED RIBBON DAYS

Tumbler Ridge has mountains of opportunity, Cause Red Ribbon days are upon us. Enter all your crafts from lego to photography, Including poetry, bannock, pickled eggs and much stuff. If you can do a better poem than my creative masterpiece, Just enter it for a red ribbon and just see if it beats this prize piece.

It?s arrived. On Friday, the 19th bring your entries in to the Community Centre in Room 4 between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. You will pay $1.00 per item up to $5.00 and then you can enter as many more as you want if you are an adult. If you are a child/teenager you pay only $1.00 and enter as many items as you want. Get your booklet from the Community Centre reception desk if you haven?t got one yet or go to www.pris.bc.ca/sager/redribbondays and you will find it on the internet.

What can you enter. Arts and Crafts including quilting, knitting, crocheting, needlework, sewing, paper tole, pottery, dressed doll, decorative painting, calligraphy, scrapbooking, weaving and holiday crafts, etc. Not to be discriminatory but men, if you aren?t into any of those things you might be into woodworking or metal working.

Children get to enter rock art, nature art, lego, needlework, pottery, fridge magnet, weaving, wood work, wind chime, holiday decoration, calligraphy, scrapbooking, etc.

If you can cook then we want you to enter. That lemon meringue pie is not crossed out. That?s a computer error I couldn?t fix. We want to see lots of them. Pies, cakes, doughnuts, breads, bread machine breads, buns, muffins, bannock, cookies and squares need to fill the tables. Canning includes antipasto, pickles, fish, jams, jellies, pickled eggs, etc. Don?t forget that wine and beer. It?s important to give the judges a chance to taste these.

Children can make brownies, cakes, bread, rice krispie squares, cookies, pies and ethnic entries, etc.

There are lots of flowers in town. We just had the garden tour. Houseplants, patio planters, fruits, vegetables, herbs, arrangements, individual flowers such as pansy, petunia, dahlia, etc. can be entered.

Children have fun entries in horticulture including mud pies, sculptured vegetables, houseplants, miniature arrangements, wild flowers and garden flowers. In Hartford Gardens there is a coral flower which is excellent for a miniature arrangement. It is in the centre of the big bed.

Photography has many subjects and you can enter all if you have pictures. Children, too, have a wide selection and should be able to find pictures that fit into these categories. The recycling division is for both young and old. For the creative writer, short stories and poetry are what you can do. The entries come in. The judging is done on Friday night. The doors will be opened on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for viewing by the public. For more information please call Janet at 242-3915 or Ellen at 242-5283.