Flower Show Brightens Day in O.C.

first_imgFriends from Lehigh Valley, Pa., Marie Hahn (foreground), Denice Van Driesen and Kay Fritz, admire award-winning orchids at the Ocean City Flower Show in 2019. By Maddy VitaleAva Patterson, 7, of Medford, donned her purple sunglasses and excitedly beelined for a floral arrangement at the Ocean City Flower Show at the Music Pier on Saturday.Well, she wasn’t particularly too concerned about the type of flower.“They have to be purple,” Ava’s mom, Angie Patterson, said with a chuckle about her daughter’s favorite color.Aside from that, Ava, and her older sister, Kailey, 9, seemed pleased marveling over brightly hued floral baskets, bouquets, centerpieces and even wreaths.Even their father, Mike Patterson, seemed pleased.“There is so much to see,” he said.Mike Patterson, of Medford, and his wife Angie, with their daughters Kailey, 9, (left) and Ava, 7, view the Thanksgiving displays.The family, who has a vacation home in Ocean City, said they make it a point to get to the show every year.Roses, daisies, orchids and just about every other flower imaginable graced the tables at the show, now in its 47th year. It continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The creations were judged by members of the Flower Show subcommittee. There was a wide range of categories and entries from expert to novice and adults to children, all taking part in the friendly floral contests.Flower show organizers said children’s entries were spectacular.This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Holidays,” created a lot of interest from the attendees. The Garden Club of Ocean City stages the Flower Show for the city, which is really a city event.“This year everyone really loves the theme of celebrating the holidays. People are happy. It makes you think about wonderful times on the holidays,” said Kathy Wheatcroft, co-chair with Kay Reilly, of the Flower Show subcommittee. “I think we have a good selection of holidays. We wanted to make it easily adaptable to flowers.”Thanksgiving arrangements created the centerpiece of the show, which included an eye-catching statue of a woman pilgrim. Orange and yellow flowers and other fall foliage colors set the tone for the decorated tables, which included orange tablecloths.Contestants competed in novice to expert categories.Friends from Lehigh Valley, Pa., Kay Fritz, Denice Van Driesen and Marie Hahn, fell in love with a large display of orchids at the back of the Music Pier.In fact, the trio seemed to like many of the flowers at the show.“I just love the arrangements,” Fritz said.“It is so well done. For such a small area, they make it just right,” Hahn said.Reilly noted that the event wouldn’t be possible without all of the help from the volunteers and members of the Garden Club.She added, “It really is a beautiful show.”Friends Tina Pollakis, left, of Glendora, N.J., and Colleen Pennock, of Audubon, N.J., browse the displays.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s always any occasion which creates debate and this year promises to be no different.Jason Quigley must be a contender for this year’s awards!Nominations are now being taken for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards.Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to [email protected] or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton. Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton. A brief summary only of achievements will suffice. Pictorial and DVD footage is also required. For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie.The Hall of Fame winner has already been chosen by the committee therefore no nominations will be accepted in this category.The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 29th. The Donegal Sports Star Awards presentation function takes place on Friday, January 31st in the Mount Errigal Hotel.  THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE 38TH DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSNOMINATIONSlast_img read more