The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club held its annual flower show at the Crossroads Mall on Saturday and Sunday. The theme for the show was "Vote for Flowers," in keeping with the election year.
There were a total of 285 horticulture exhibits, 91 design exhibits, and 23 special exhibits, for a total of 399 entries.
The three divisions were broken into a total of 205 classes. Each class had its own first, second and third place winners, when there were enough entries. AWARDS OF
MERIT: Roses, Jean Foresi; Annuals, Kathy Messerly; Perennials, Marilyn Peterson-Shipp; Bulbous Plants, Judith Walrod; Herbs, Judith Walrod
Collections, Eleanor DenHartog; Displays, Judith Walrod
ARBOREAL AWARD: Best tree or shrub, Kathy Messerly
GROWER'S CHOICE AWARDS: Kathy Messerly, Loretta Daisy, Eleanor DenHartog
SWEEPSTAKES AWARD: Most Blue Ribbons in horticulture division, Judith Walrod
EXCELLENCE AWARD: Eleanor DenHartog
DESIGN AWARDS: Tricolor award, Loretta Daisy; Award of Distinction, Eleanor DenHartog; Design Excellence, Jan Krass; Petite Award, Jan Krass; Table Artistry Award, Barb Gollob
EXHIBITS AWARDS: Youth top exhibitor award, S.C. Brown; Educational award, Kathy Messerly; Artistic craft award, Sela Bryhne
CLUB AWARDS were given to exhibits that had received a blue ribbon in their division, but had not won a higher award.
Darlene Krambeck Award (Special Division): Bev Longnecker
Lucille Swanson Award (Horticulture Division): Kathy Messerly
Judge's Award (Design Division): Jan Krass
Past President's Award (any division): Bev Longnecker