Horticultural Autumn Fayre

Dinno Lad Checks Out, Horticultural Society Autumn Fayre, Halloween fancy dress competition winner, Caitlin Schofield, 20 months, with society members (w121029-6)
Dinno Lad Checks Out, Horticultural Society Autumn Fayre, Halloween fancy dress competition winner, Caitlin Schofield, 20 months, with society members (w121029-6)

The Horticultural Society cant grow a deal in the winter but this doesn’t stop them from getting together and the annual Autumn Fayre is always a popular event.

A buzz greeted you as the Anston Parish Hall was full once more for this popular end of season event. The added spice to the event is the children’s Halloween fancy dress competition, which was as competitive as ever with cash prizes on offer.

Artistic Alf had once again entered but was disqualified by the judges on an age issue. But in the end the clear winner was 20-month-old Caitlin Schofield who had made the long trip over from Woodhouse Mill to enter.

Caitlin is pictured above with her mum and grandma along with some of the Horticultural Society members. This was Caitlin’s first attempt at a fancy dress competition and I must say she took it all in her stride and said she would be back next year to defend her title.

The members had once again done a great job with several stalls available including plants, toys, cakes, tombola, bric-a-brac, books and craft stalls. As ever the noisiest place was the refreshment area where many were catching up with friends old and new.

There is always plenty going on at the Horticultural Society and last Monday Andrew Firth was the guest speaker at Anston Parish Hall. The subject was Christmas in the Dales and once again this event was well attended and one of many throughout the year.

The Christmas shindig is the next big event that I am reliably informed will be held around Christmas time, and then the green fingered brigade will be looking forward to the New Year when the growing season begins once again.

For more details about the

Dinnington and District Horticultural Society, get in touch with Alf on 01909 567326 or Jan on 01909 565899.