Weekend: County fair flower show

The Hancock County Fair will be held from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1 this year and will feature several special events to celebrate its 75th anniversary at the current location.
As part of the special activities, there will be a different flower show each day from Wednesday through Saturday. The fair will still feature the Garden Club flower displays as in past years on their sections of risers.
It is hoped that many local gardeners and flower arrangers will participate in these shows and provide fair attendees with a display of the quality and beauty of local gardens.
Entry costs will be only $1 for each arrangement and the entries must be taken to the Grange Building by 10 a.m. on the day of the show. Premiums of $3, $2 and $1 will be awarded in each category judged. Additionally, the best of show will be selected each day with a rosette ribbon award.
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the flower show will feature arrangements made with white-flowered, Proven Winners, “Diamond Frost” euphorbia or a similar plant along with two other colors. One of the other colors may be green.
On Thursday, Aug. 28, the flower show will be only roses. Categories of roses to be displayed and judged will include Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Shrub rose and English rose. Multiple entries may be submitted and each category will be subdivided by color. The display containers will be provided. The names of each rose should be provided, if known.
On Friday, Aug. 29, the flower show will feature only daylilies. Categories of daylilies to be displayed and judged will include single blooms (three sepals, three petals), double blooms, spider blooms and unusual form blooms. Multiple entries may be submitted and each category will be subdivided by color. Each flower will be displayed on its scape in containers which are provided. The name of each daylily should be provided, if known.
On Saturday, Aug. 30, the flower show will feature arrangements with the theme of “Down on the Farm.” Each arrangement will contain at least three different floral materials, either fresh or dried, and must not exceed 15 inches high and 20 inches wide.
For questions regarding these flower shows, contact Mary Schwepe at 419-934-0993 or Bill Jones at 419-722-8149.

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