Donna and Pat Moore pose in their garden after being presented the prestigious Edie Lee Award for their contribution to gardening in Skagway. - DL
Annual Flower and Garden wowed 254 people
The 20th Annual Flower and Garden Show was admired by people from all over the world. The guestbook with 254 signatures showed visitors from England, Hawaii, Germany, Mexico, China, British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta. Alaska was listed 77 times; California, 35; and there were home addresses from 32 other states.
They had questions like: How long is your growing season? Do you bring in these flowers from other places? All the visitors were assured that everything in the show came from Skagway and that our days with many hours of sunlight plus nice, cool, moist evenings produce the vibrant colors and extremely large blooms.
The show featured 44 flower arrangements, 66 potted plants, 51 veggies, 15 entries on the childrens table and special eye-catching views from step ladders to a bowl that looked like our red, white and blue Old Glory. The nine-foot tall yellow sunflower stood beside a very unusual deep purple sunflower bloom. The doll collection had 48 individuals, each different and a crafts table had doilies and afghans to answer, What do you do in the winter?
The Flower and Garden Show is sponsored and organized by Eastern Star members, but is definitely a complete community event. Skagway residents make the show spectacular and popular. The Elks members have generously offered the space and facilities for the show for the past seven years. More than 50 people are involved by bringing exhibits, donating cookies, setting up the tables, and equipment, greeting and hosting visitors, displaying posters, or offering other means of advertising.
Donations at the Silver Tea Table go to the O.E.S. Scholarship Fund for a worthy Skagway student.
We want to see you there next year! Connie Conard
20th Annual Flower & Garden Show Winners
Edie Lee Award: Donna and Pat Moore
Best of Show: Most Spectacular, Stepladder, The White House
Best of Show: Dahlia Display, Nancy Schave
Best of Show: Doll Collection, Ivadell Rapuzzi
Golden Trowel Award: City of Skagway Public Works
Division: First Place Second Place
Childrens Herbs and Veggies: Jenny Andrews Sierra Moran
Childrens Sunflowers: Sierra Moran Sierra Moran
Childrens Flowers: Gloria Blanchard Bonnie Blanchard
Begonias: Su Rappleye Judy Fairbanks
Dahlias: Gladys Moran Wanda Warner
Dahlia Honorable Mention: Jeff Ruff
Gladiolas: Ada Haskin
Roses: Nancy Schave Shirley Mitchell
Sweet Peas: Eva Beeks Shirley Mitchell
Snap Dragons: Barbara Elliott Leslie Dodd
Lilies: Barbara Elliott Marla Belisle
Potatoes: Jeff Ruff Gladys Moran
Cabbage: Jeff Ruff
Vegetable Tray: Eva Beeks Jeff Ruff
Veggie Tray Honorable Mention: Su Rappleye
Broccoli: The White House
Herbs: Gladys Moran
Fruit: Nancy Schave, cherries Nancy Schave, raspberries
Other Flowers: Leslie Dodd, poppies Ada Haskin, lemon gem
Over-All Participation: Nancy Schave Gladys Moran
Most Creative: Eva Beeks, flag The White House, stepladder
Astilbe: Barbara Elliott Judy Fairbanks
New Gardens Honorable Mention: Andrew and Angie Cremata Tanya Calloway and Jason Knight