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38th Valley Flower Show celebrates summer, royally

The Ormstown Recreation Center smelled like summer and was buzzing with activity on July 22 during the 38th annual edition of the Valley Flower Show. This year’s theme was “Flowers Fit for Royalty” which was reflected in the 12 display categories that featured names such as “Queen Elizabeth’s Purse” and “Coronation.” Show organizers wearing crowns greeted visitors and served refreshments. The Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial had a booth, and there was a secondhand-book table and a raffle table. Judy Doucette of the show’s organizing committee was very pleased. “It [was] better than last year, with 22 new exhibits and lots of fresh faces.”


The Ormstown Recreation Center was full as gardeners and non gardeners alike pored over the beautiful arrangements PHOTO Yvonne Lewis Langlois
There were plenty of Union Jacks as the Flowers Fit for Royalty theme was carried throughout the various categories PHOTO Yvonne Lewis Langlois
Valley gardeners Darlene Rember and Betty McGerrigle greet visitors at the Flower Show PHOTO Yvonne Lewis Langlois

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