Flower Show winners announced
The Millen Garden Council, composed of the Green Thumb, Magnolia, and Millen Garden Clubs, recently sponsored a National Garden Clubs, INC Standard Flower Show. Guests were greeted at the Jenkins County Senior Center by patriotic signage and staging. The show consisted of three divisions including Design, Horticulture, and Special Exhibits.
The design division was composed of six classes featuring famous national landmarks. Class 1. Statue of Liberty: 1st – Lynn Hillis - Magnolia , 2nd – Judy Taylor - Millen, 3rd – Lynn Hubbard Sprig ‘n Dig Statesboro, Honorable Mention – Wanda Rhodes- Green Thumb. Class 2. Grand Canyon: 1st – Art Johnson- Millen, 2nd – Evelyn Young- Millen, 3rd –Gay Nell Oglesby- Magnolia, Honorable Mention – Martha Sue Wilson-Green Thumb. Class 3. Golden Gate Bridge: 1st – Huanne Worley- Green Thumb, 2nd – Bobbie Reid- Millen, 3rd – Jeni Chambers- Magnolia, Honorable Mention – Sharon Tillman- Millen. Class 4. Sea Island – Watching the Sunrise: 1st – Mary Andrew- Millen, 2nd – Buddy Pope – Green Thumb, 3rd – Cindi Claxton- Magnolia, Honorable Mention – Joann Reeves- Green Thumb. Class 5. Charleston – Brunch Overlooking the Bay: 1st – Jane Johnson- Millen, 2nd – Veronica Cowart- Millen, 3rd – Susan Campo- Magnolia, Honorable Mention – Diane Wade- Millen. Class 6. Washington, D.C. Fireworks over the Potomac 1st– Jane Johnson- Millen, 2nd – Donna Boone- Green Thumb, 3rd – Gilda Rackley- Magnolia, Honorable Mention – Wilma Gainey- Millen.
Top Awards in the Design Division were Designer’s Choice and Award of Design Excellence which were won by Art Johnson (Millen GC) and the Table Artistry Award which was won by Jane Johnson (Millen GC).
Camellias and bulbs were featured in the Horticulture Division. Three Award of Merits were presented to Talmadge Fries for the best Camellia, Evelyn Young for the best Narcissus, and Talmadge Fries for the best Tulips. Art Johnson won the Sweepstakes Award for the most blue ribbons in Horticulture with Talmadge Fries placing second, and Veronica Cowart and Evelyn Young tying for third. Other Horticulture winners were Mary Andrew, Betty Black, Jeanette Brantley, Lynda Daniel, Wilma Gainey, Judy Garvin, Kathy Gay, Jane Johnson, Paula Karrh, Janette Keezel, Marilyn Knight, Jeni Lunsford, Margaret Martin, Elva Mills. Bonnie McClain, Donna Mc Millan, Jerry Messex, JoAnn Reeves, Bobbie Reid, Wanda Rhodes, Sharon Tillman, Betty Waller, Julie West, Babe Wisler, and Beth Wiseman.
The Special Exhibits Division included 46 Youth Designs. Top Winners in this division were Addie Lane, Rhianna Delgado, Katari Bade, and Susannah Walters. Other winners were: Adriaan Cobb, Emily Griffith, Aubree Hoke, Sophie Johnson, Bristol Lane, Jabria Miller, Selah Nease, Iyana Powell, Joshua Avendano, Courtney Bassett, Katie Lynn Bell, Gabby Berry, Brianna Boings, Morgan Burke, Jeremiah Bynes, Anna Clayton, Kaylee Clayton, Macy Coker, Anijah Coney, Robtravious Coney, Jackie Delacruz, Emma Hendrix, Chasity Jeff, Iyana Johnson, Anija Jones, Jay Jones, Shanya Lake, Konstance Langston, Madison Lawer, Jimmah Lee, Travion McClain, Maddie Miller, Gabe Morris, Alishia McGee, Chansley Reese, Katelyn Sapp, Amya Smith, Tyquira Wadley, Lohgan Walker, Dillon Ward, Anthony Wilson, and Novel Wilson.
An addition to the show this year was a competition of Photography Exhibits. The categories were Places in Jenkins County: 1st – Francis Winslow, 2nd – Kathy Gay, 3rd – Veronica Cowart. Macro Plants in Jenkins County – 1st – Francis Winslow, 2nd – Kathy Gay, and 3rd – Buddy Pope. Products of Jenkins County: 1st – Austen Johnson, 2nd – Kathy Gay, 3rd - Francis Winslow. Other winners in Photography were: Sara Jo Britt, Jane Johnson, Elva Mills, and Wesley Parker.
Educational Exhibits receiving Awards of Appreciation were exhibits on “Planting for Pollinators” and “Ogeechee Riverkeepers.”