Angel Fire Garden Club’s First Flower Show debuted Monday (Aug. 14) at the Angel Fire (Colfax County) Airport. Horticulture and Design entries were judged Sunday evening by National Garden Club judges and awards were presented to garden club members at the brunch on Monday. Over 60 ribbons were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places and Honorable Mention.
“Over 80 women and men enjoyed the displays,” Garden Club President Shirley Sheriff said. “The brunch was a lovely tea party setting that honored the garden club’s past presidents. A great flowery time was had by all!
“Along with Flower Show Chair Diane Peterson, I would like to thank all who participated and made this event such a success. Special thanks to Carl Shilcutt for allowing all of us to invade his space at the Angel Fire Airport. The airport operations terminal was a perfect setting for displaying all the beautiful flowers, sipping tea and delving into tasty quiche.”
Page Steed noted on the group’s Facebook page, “Kudos to Diane Peterson and Shirley Marie Sheriff, co-chairs of this amazing event and all of Angel Fire Garden Club members who cooked, baked, created table decorations, hauled “STUFF” everywhere (including all of Shirley Marie Sheriff’s household goods) back and forth, and those who helped set up, take down, clean up, organize and otherwise hold each others’ hands during the trials and tribulations of our first (very successful) National Garden Club Botanical Arts Flower Show and Brunch. Special thanks also to Pete Peterson and Marvin Sheriff for their support and hard work and many thanks to Angel Fire’s Colfax County Airport and Carl for allowing us to invade their premises. Well done, ladies and gentlemen!”
HorticultureTop Award Winners
Award of Horticulture Excellence —Jacqui Binford-Bell for her Allium
Annuals —Award of Merit: Shirley Sheriff for her Iceland Poppy
Perennials —Award of Merit: Jackqui Binford-Bell for her Allium Copa
Shrubs and Trees — Arboreal Award: Conni Elkins for her piñon pine
Foliage — Award of Merit: Leslie Manning for her Caladium Freckles
Horticulture Sweepstakes Award — Shirley Sheriff: 15 1st Place Ribbons
Design Top Award Winners
Fresh Footprints Designer’s Choice — Barbara Thorne for her Line Design
Creative Footprints Botanical Arts Design Award — Shirley Sheriff for Feathery Footprints
Creative Footprints Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts Award —Jenny Estes for Walking Around in Circles
Award of Design Excellence — Diane Peterson for her hat design Shaded Footprints
Design Sweepstakes Award — Linda Gau: one 1st Place Ribbon; two 2nd Place Ribbons; one 3rd Place Ribbon.