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Super Saturday at Weaverham Village Show
11:32am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in News
THE Olympics were not the only big event in town on Saturday as the Weaverham Village Show delighted visitors young and old. As the gold medals kept coming for Team GB, there was also strong but friendly competition among exhibitors in the volunteer run event’s 13 categories. The games also acted as inspiration for competitors in the Olympic themed flower arranging section, with winner Margaret Hitchen entering gold roses.
The domestic section saw cakes with Union Jack themed icing, including fairy cakes with the number 2012 in red, white and blue.
Judging began at 11am and the show opened to the public at 2pm. Elizabeth Gidley, Village Show committee secretary, said: “It was wonderful, the flowers were absolutely beautiful.”
Elaine Brown, winner of the Weaverham Community Centre Plate award for the best entry in the domestic section, said: “It was amazing how many people came down and enjoyed it.
“I used to think it was just for older people but there are a lot of families and there’s so much to enjoy, the atmosphere is fantastic, there’s a real buzz.”
The 58-year-old, whose cheese and onion quiche ticked all the right boxes for the judging panel, was particularly enthralled with the woodwork section.
The winning entry, by Peter Curnuck, was an Olympic torch surrounded by Olympic rings, all carved from the same block of wood.
The organising committee was also keen to express its gratitude to the sponsors and volunteers who enabled the show to take place. Elizabeth said: “Thank you to our sponsors for making the event possible and to the community centre for the venue. “We are incredibly fortunate in Weaverham to have the support and interest from so many people for village events. “Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everybody who exhibited. “I say it every year but there’s no getting round it – without you there would be no show.”