Red Ribbon Days, held last week, was an opportunity for people to show their talents to the rest of the town. It is for young and old alike. Best in the Show went to Gwen Cook who won in the knitting class (novelty)for Bertie, the Garden Club?s mascot. This was also first in the handicraft division.
Jane Keast took first in the horticulture division for her houseplant which was blooming with beautiful red flowers.
Alan Chamberlain?s scenic photography with vertical trees and a rainbow, beautifully composed, took the first in the photography division.
In the Junior handicraft division Michael Webb?s Lego vehicle was first. The cookies Michael Webb made for the cooking and baking division gave him a first in it.
Jacob Webb received an honourable mention for his Lego construction in a different age group in the junior handicraft.
Jane Keast had the overall top number of points. This means that she entered the most items with the highest placement (either first, second or third) than anyone else. Congratulations to Jane for all her work.
There were lovely quilts submitted for show. Knitted items included a sweater with a difficult church and tree pattern and baby blankets. There were crocheted items and holiday decorations with a cute angel tree decoration. Leather items included a stool and pictures. Photographs included one of a lily, one of two boys playing in the water, one of two rainbows, one of a dog and others that show the talent in Tumbler Ridge.
Janet Hartford organized the event and would like to thank all those who entered and those who volunteered to help. As well, she would like to thank the Community Centre for running off copies of the booklet.
Mark your calendar for August 19 and 20, 2005, Friday and Saturday. The booklets will be out by Christmas, with different topics. See you next year with your crafts, foods, photos, etc.