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Participation grows in Expo’s Home and Garden section

The Home and Garden section at Expo Ormstown altered its Junior category this year. One of the new classes was the “School Display,” where grades in the 13 area elementary schools could submit as a group. Of the three schools that participated, École Omer-Seguin’s Grade 3 class took first prize; Ormstown Elementary’s Grade 2 classes took first and second and Grade 6 took second place; and Howick Elementary’s Kindergarten classes took first and second prizes. The judge awarded the class from École Omer-Seguin the “Outstanding” ribbon, and those students each received a coupon for ice cream at the Dairy Bar in Ormstown.


Preston McCartney with his first place entry in the Farm Display category of the Home and Garden division at Expo Ormstown PHOTO Darleen Kerr Sabetta


Also new this year was the “Farm Display” category, in which children from two age groups could participate. There were five entries, and LBA president Mark Anderson found it difficult to choose the first-place winners. He eventually chose Preston McCartney’s display as the “Outstanding” entry.

These classes will come back next year, and the theme will be “Grandma’s Garden.”

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