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Junior Club Report for 2014

1. There were 24 children registered in 2014 ranging in age from 3 to 13 years old (9 girls and 15 boys) and 22 attended the May activity day. There were 14 new gardeners and 10 returning gardeners.

2. The children were divided into 4 groups. The 2 younger ones the Sprouts and the Seedlings were given a few seeds as well as pots and plants to care for while the 2 older groups the Buds and the Bloomers were encouraged to plant their vegetable and flower seeds in their own gardens. Everyone received money and some Buds and Bloomers received keeper trophies for their efforts.

3. We had a better growing season for this gardening year and the children were successful with their vegetables and blooming flowers.

4. The leaders visited 13 gardens at 7 locations. (5 girls and 8 boys). Some Junior Gardeners in the village of Omemee had difficulties with rabbits this year, as well as poor weather due to lack of heat and lots of rain. Holiday schedules also interrupted the care of the gardens.

5. At the August Show, 14 exhibitors 8 girls and 6 boys brought an increase in the entries. Five awards and several money prizes totalling $136.75 were presented.

 

Taylor-Skuce Award Best Garden – Class C Cecelia Darling
Isabel Jones Trophy Most points in show – Class C Cecelia Darling
Edna Hopkins Award Best garden – Class D Rileigh Darling
Wesley Wilson Award Most points in Show – Class D Trevor Kennedy
Rikki Brannigan Award Special Award Taylor Drake
Best Beginning Gardener Money prize Angus Teefy
Class A – SPROUTS Judge’s Choice Cavelle Lefler (novelty- Zucchini)
Class B – SEEDLINGS Judge’s Choice Jace Byrne (Flower Pie)
Class C – BUDS Judge’s Choice Jocelyn Kennedy (Flower Arrangement)
Class D -BLOOMERS Judge’s Choice Trevor Kennedy (Sunflower)
Best in Show Money Prize Casey McGregor (Face Flower Pie)
Special 75th Anniversary Entries Money Prize – Seedling Class Madison Bunn, Amber Gunn, Liam Routledge, Angus Teefy

 

6. There were 8 children in attendance at the October meeting for Fall Craft Activities Wrap up. This was a very poor attendance and the time of the meeting was from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. It was unfortunate, that some of the children had conflict with this date and two families had moved away. We had prepared for about 16 juniors to be present.

7. Heather Grassie and Linda Jenkins would like to thank the enthusiastic Senior Hort. members and parents who so generously shared their time and talent in their support of the Junior Garden Club with helping at the craft days and taking photographs.

8. This year 2014 marked the 68th year of the Junior Garden Club and the fifth year for the August Flower Show to be held on the regular Monday evening meeting of August and at the larger venue of the Curling Rink and things went very smoothly for the children, parents and leaders as they received their awards and money prizes.

Respectively submitted by Youth Leaders

Linda Jenkins
Heather Grassie

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