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Carleen Show keeps village spirit alive
5:50pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Cornwall
The 12th Carleen and District Show on Saturday saw almost 500 entries and a high standard of exhibits.
Although some of the flower and vegetable classes were slightly down, due to the strange extremes of weather this year, other sections were up in numbers.
The cookery classes were strong, as were the handicraft, where the judge had some difficulty in making her decisions such was the quality of entries.
Notable among the child exhibitors were two young people who entered the adult classes: Connor Sharkey, aged 13, who won the men’s Victoria sponge class, and Lucy Treloar, aged 11, who beat the ladies to win the cup for the best exhibit preserves for her raspberry jam.
The art judge commented on the quality in her section. Many of the entries came from members of the art group who meet at the hall twice a week.
Tony Ackland, chairman of the village hall committee and a parish councillor, opened the show and stressed how important local events were in keeping the village spirit alive.
Chris Greenough presented the prizes. She and her husband, Peter, donated a new cup in memory of founder member of the show committee Jack Pascoe, who died this year. The trophy was presented by his widow, Judy, to Norman Hosking, of Penzance, for the best exhibit in the potato classes.
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