Festival Of Food & Flowers 2014

Posted November 13, 2014 by WI Staff in Event Reports

Federation Treasurer Anne Kirkwood, judge Nora Brown, Home & Garden Sub-Committee Chairman Nora Lennon, Mayor of Dungannon Rodger Burton, Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson, Federation Vice-Chairman Irene Craig and judge Barbara McGarry.

The Home & Garden Sub-Committee hosted a successful Festival of Food & Flowers in Killyman Parish Church Hall on Saturday 27th September a beautiful sunny day. The venue was excellent and the WI wish to thank the Rector and Vestry of the Church for the use of their halls and all their help in setting up the tables and chairs, and to the ladies who provided delicious scones and lunch.    Members were delighted to welcome along the Mayor of Dungannon Rodger Burton who joined the ladies for lunch. Thank you to Barbara Magarry and Nora Brown for their expertise in judging the entries, they both had a difficult task in making their decisions as standards in all classes was so high.  Congratulations to all the winners and well done also to everyone who entered, your support is greatly valued and it ensured that there was a wonderful display. Grateful thanks to everyone who came along in the afternoon to view the vast array of entries. Thank you to Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson for attending and presenting the trophies to all the award winners and also for her loyal support. To the members of the Home & Garden Sub-Committee, once again, thank you for your full commitment and assistance.


 Thank you to James Neill of Neill’s Flour for sponsoring the event.


The winners were as follows:

Cookery Section

Class 1 Novice – Crossgar Trophy for Three tray bakes – different varieties (no bake)

1st –  Madge Andrews, Crossgar WI

2nd – Sophia Maybin, Broughshane WI

3rd – Sylvia Orr, Moneymore WI

High Commended – M. McLean, Killyman WI; Ann Taggart, Portaferry WI

Class 2 – Open – Sadie Maxwell Cup for Decorated half Chocolate Sandwich Cake (butter cream)

1st – Amy Cartmill, Glenanne WI

2nd – Anna Kelly, Spa WI

3rd – Joan Agnew, Saintfield WI

Highly Commended – Maisie Rainey, Collone WI

Class 3 – Open – Eleanor Holding Salver for Decorated Carrot Cake (baked in 1lb loaf tin) 

1st – Ann Harnett, Waringstown WI

2nd – Margaret Kelso, Pomeroy WI

3rd – Linda Woods, Ballievey WI

Highly Commended – Beth Irwin, Pomeroy WI; Lorna Stevenson, Crossgar WI

Class 4 – Open – James Neill Perpetual Trophy for Four Flakemeal Biscuits

1st – Elizabeth Moore, Saintfield WI

2nd – Sophia Maybin, Broughshane WI

3rd – Iris Burns, Eglinton WI

Highly Commended – Lorna Stevenson, Crossgar WI

Class 5 – Open – Nettie Robinson Trophy for Four Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

1st – Amy Cartmill, Glenanne WI

2nd – Edna Wallace, Mountnorris WI

3rd – Barbara Craig, Upper Finaghy WI

Class 6 – Open – Exorna Trophy for Banana Bread (baked in a 1lb loaf tin)

1st – Barbara Craig, Upper Finaghy WI

2nd – Lorraine Richardson, Donaghmore WI

3rd  – Edna Wallace, Mountnorris WI

Highly Commended – Geraldine Gray, Downpatrick WI; Hazel Semple, Levaghery WI

Class 7 – Open – Chistlehurst Vase for A Jar of Beetroot Chutney

1st – Hilda Latimer, Lisnaskea WI

2nd – Joan Agnew, Saintfield WI

3rd – Dorothy Robb, Dungannon WI

Highly Commended – Irene Boggs, Eglinton WI

Class 8 – Open – Shilliday Salver for A Jar of Lemon Curd

1st – Barbara Craig, Upper Finaghy WI

2nd – Collette Craig, Culmore WI

3rd – Annie Cuddy, Pomeroy WI

Highly Commended – Betty Holmes, Garvagh WI; Amy Cartmill, Glenanne WI

Floral Art Section

Class 1 – Novice – Brownlow Trophy for A Foliage Arrangement to include Fruit and Vegetables in a Basket (not exceeding 18inches in width)

1st – June Lawrence, Moneymore WI

2nd – Geraldine Gray, Downpatrick WI

3rd – Jennifer Busby, Moneyrea WI

Class 2 – Open – Killinchy Cup for Pot et Fleur (width not exceeding 20inches)

1st – Betty Lyttle, Portaferry WI

2nd – Marie Cairns, Glenanne WI

3rd – Carole Baird, Glenanne WI

Class 3 – Open – Donaghadee Cup for An Arrangement in a Gravy Boat

1st – Anna Kelly, Spa WI

2nd – Marie Cairns, Glenanne WI

3rd – Geraldine Gray, Downpatrick WI

Highly Commended – Rosalind Wheeler, Downpatrick WI; Rhona Niblock, Crossgar WI

Class 4 – Open – Kathleen Abercorn Trophy for My Cup Runneth Over – Petite (9inches by 9inches by 9inches)

1st – Elizabeth Connor, Garvagh WI

2nd – Hazel Semple, Levaghery WI

3rd – Marie Cairns, Glenanne WI

Highly Commended – Joan Laverick, Newtownbreda WI; Jean McFarland, Tamlaght WI

Class 5 – Open – Betty McCrory Salver for An Arrangement in a Pill Box – Miniature (4inches by 4inches by 4inches)

1st – Elizabeth Connor, Garvagh WI

2nd – Jean McFarland, Tamlaght WI

3rd – Clarice McConnell, Collone WI

Highly Commended – Marie Cairns, Glenanne WI; Iris Burns, Eglinton WI

Class 6 – Open – Dungannon Trophy for An Arrangement Depicting Changing Seasons (width not exceeding 24inches)

1st – Rhonda Niblock, Crossgar WI

2nd – Jean Sturgeon, Waringstown WI

3rd – Linda Woods, Ballievey WI

Highly Commended – Gladys Taylor, Downpatrick WI


Two other prestigious awards were presented:

Best In Show in Floral – Broughshane Rosebowl: Elizabeth Connor, Garvagh WI

Best Overall in Both Sections – Susan McBride Trophy: Anna Kelly, Spa WI









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