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ExtraCare’s Garden and Craft Show

11th March, 2016

Residents from most of ExtraCare's Villages and Schemes attended the Charity's Garden and Craft Show, which was held at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry, recently.

According to organisers Activities and Events Manager Donna Ball and Activities and Events Co-ordinator Elaine Henley, it was obvious that everyone enjoyed the day of events, competitions, entertainment and stalls.

The morning activity involved full table exhibitions of plant material with the skills of crafts, woodwork, flower arranging, cookery and painting where appropriate.  There were 16 entries and the winner was the Craft Group from Seagrave Court in Nottingham. The theme for their entry was Rio to celebrate the forthcoming Olympics.

Running alongside this was a Mini Show which involved  two categories, the first involving a vase of flowers to use as a table decoration. There were 17 entries and the winner was the Friday Club from Imperial Court in Rushden who produced an Easter basket.

The second category involved a fruit and vegetable character or project with Her Majesty the Queen as a theme. There were 13 entries and the winner was the Activity Group from Lark Hill Village in Nottingham, who created a royal garden.

The busy judges of all three competitions were ExtraCare's gardening expert Howard Drury and his wife Andrea and three members of the Trefoil Guild Girl Guiding  (UK), Margaret Pilsbury, Mavis Adshead and Daphne Denton.

Picture: The group from Seagrave Court in Nottingham.