Flower show winners celebrate Westborough history
Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club handed out a number of awards during its Westborough's Treasures Past & Present Flower Show in September at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery and Café.
The Tri Color Award went to Alyce Luippold for her Nipmuc Harvest arrangement celebrating produce grown by the original residents of Westborough.
Lynn Kingsley won the Best of Show in Division III Horticulture with her Japanese Umbrella Pine.
Division I Design had several categories. Class 1 featured table setting arrangements for Dinner with a Celebrity from Westborough's Past. Susan Hathaway Blois and Ann Hoover won first place with Dinner with Eli Whitney. Second place went to Kristina Allen for Dinner with Harriet Merrifield Forbes. Linda Maloy won third place with Dinner with Esther Forbes. Kelly and Susan Barnhart earned honorable mention for Dinner with Horace Maynard.
Class 2 featured "A Picnic at Chauncy Lake." Beverly Linnane won first place. Second place went to Charlotte Bramely and third to Lisa Rowe. Leslie Leslie earned honorable mention.
Class 3 arrangements for "Nipmuc Harvest" earned first place for Alyce Luippold, second for Mary Blackwell, third for Dorothy Grubba and honorable mention for Wendi Nadalin.
Division II featured special exhibits. In Class 1, celebrating Westborough's history as a straw hat manufacturing center, Straw Hats on Parade, featured decorated hats. Linda Reger won first place. Lynn Kinglsley came in second. Third place went to Susan Hathaway-Blois, and Carla Wright earned honorable mention.
Class 2 featured arrangements honoring Westborough as the Carnation Capital. Diane Maguire came in first place, Linda Maloy second, and Judith Nicolson third. Helen Brown earned honorable mention.
In Class 3 arrangements, Westborough's Veteran's Memorial Fountain was honored. Lauren Nicholas won first place. Second went to Carol Ayres. Carla Wright earned third. Honorable mention went to Leigh Emery.
Section B Youth Exhibit featured Cedar Swamp. Julia Doretti won first place in Under 10 years old and the Junior Achievement Award. Keith Leslie, in the 11 to 14 category, earned second place. In the Over 15 category, the winners were: Molly Gove in first place and Lauren Maguire in second.
Winners were also announced for the categories of perennials, annuals, houseplants, evergreens, herbs and vegetables.
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