Men­nock SWI

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Men­nock SWI pres­i­dent Betty Burns wel­comed mem­bers and vis­i­tors to the first meet­ing of the new ses­sion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions were ex­tended to Mima Telfer who was highly com­mended in the SWI na­tional com­pe­ti­tion for a poem to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and to those who had seen suc­cess­ful over the sum­mer at var­i­ous shows.

Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion was drawn to the San­quhar Flower Show where El­iz­a­beth Williamson had achieved a first in the spe­cial class for an ar­ti­cle us­ing San­quhar pat­tern and Mags Wil­son who had been awarded the Castle­view Quaich for best ex­hibit in the in­dus­trial sec­tion, in recog­ni­tion of her mag­nif­i­cent ma­chine patch­work quilt.

There had been an un­ex­pected hitch, leav­ing the meet­ing with­out a demon­stra­tor on flo­ral art. Mima stood in and demon­str­rated the skills that had seen her come away with three firsts, one sec­ond and best in show at the 2017 Ayr Flower Show.

The pres­i­dent asked ev­ery­one to join her in thank­ing Mima for step­ping in at the last minute, with such an en­joy­able demon­stra­tion.

Com­pe­ti­tions – Oven scones: 1 Janet Mercer; 2 Betty Burns; 3 Lorna Green­shields. Flower photo: 1 Frances Watts; 2 Eleanor Beat­tie; 3 May MacCormick. FOTM: 1 Jenny Kin­n­ear; 2 Lorna Green­shields; 3 Betty Burns.

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