Summer Flower Show
Leuchars Summer show produces superb display. Despite the fact that we have had more than our fair share of summer rain this year, the Burnside Hall in Balmullo was blooming at the Leuchars and District Gardening and Craft Club's summer flower show.
The organising committee was delighted to see a slight increase in the overall number of entries, and also to maintain last year's record numbers of visitors.
The show was opened by the club's president, James Murray, who welcomed the visitors to the event and remarked on the superb displays on the benches and on the increasing popularity of vegetable gardening.
Once again this year the vegetable, handicrafts, baking, preserves and floral art sections were all well supported, and the judges were very impressed with the high standard of entries in the children's section.
Whilst there were fewer cut flowers entries this year, probably due to the prolonged spell of rain in the few days before the show, there was a marked increase in the number of pot plants on display in the enlarged exhibition area.
The committee continue to be very grateful for the generous private and business sponsorship of the show which has enabled them to make improvements to the event and continue with the popular outside entertainment, activities and attractions.
Stall holders, entertainers and visitors were pleased when the rain stopped falling, almost on cue, at the opening of the show.
At the end of the show the trophies were presented by Willie Melville, local personality, farmer and long-time supporter of the club.
Altogether it was another successful village flower show.
However, there will not be much of a rest for the organisers since preperations begin immediately for the autumn show which is on Saturday, October 25.
source: Fife Herald, Friday, August 22, 2008