Saturday, September 29, 2007

North End Garden Competition 2007

- Linda Jaquet -

This is well-deserved recognition for your hard work and all that you have achieved under tough circumstances. I hope that you are as proud of yourselves as I am of you,” Councillor Gay van Hasselt told the winners of this year’s North End Garden Competition at the prize-giving hosted by the Prince Albert Garden Club on Thursday, 13 September 2007, at the Bejaardesorg Sentrum.

A team of judges had spent a long day judging the residents of North End’s gardens the week before and then had the daunting task of deciding on the winners of the different categories. At times, only one point separated first and second places! However, there was never any doubt about the Overall Winner: Maggie Jafta, who has over the years won several prizes for her remarkable garden. Maggie was not the only one to shed a few tears when she received her award, and a bear hug, from Garden Club Chair, Liz Erasmus.

Cynthia Corey, a long-time supporter of the annual Competition, handed over the prizes to the other winners and runners-up in the Competition:
Old Houses
1st Marie April
2nd Lena Ontong
3rd Karolien Rawman
Highly commended: Andrew Mopilie

Blue Houses
1st Maggie Jafta
2nd Amy Wanie
3rd Calvin Lukas

1st Jannie Wiliams
2nd Koos Jakobs
3rd P R Pieterse
Highly commended (Water-wise):
Isak Williams

Tortelduif St – “Sink Huise”
1st Klara Afrika
2nd Katrien Alexander

The Garden Club would like to thank all the local businesses that very generously provided prizes this year: Home Hardware, Karoo Slaghuis, Lewis Stores, National Garage, Ortons, P.A. Vis en Chips, Prince of Africa, Prins-Kem, Spar, Super Spaar and Swartberg Slaghuis. The Club was particularly appreciative of the support received from the Municipality: their sponsorship ensured that the winners of the five categories were rewarded appropriately for their efforts, skill and enthusiasm.

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