SYRACUSE — The Meigs County Garden Clubs will be hosting their annual Christmas Flower Show on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Community Center in Syracuse.
Floral and other displays are to be based on Christmas in the Movies, with a variety of categories for individuals to contribute their talents.
Set up will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, arrangements to be in place by Saturday at noon, with judging beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Designs to remain in place until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The show will be open to viewing by the public from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Syracuse Community Center.
Christmas in the Movies
Division I: Adult Artistic
Class 1 — The Nativity, Including the Holy Family
Class 2 — The Nutcracker, Including a Nutcracker
Class 3 — Jingle all the Way, Vibratile
Class 4 — Elf, small design 10 inch overall
Class 5 — National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Illuminary
Class 6 — White Christmas, using snow
Class 7a, and 7b — Gift of the Magi, Duo Design
Class 9 — Cricket on the Hearth, Fireside Basket to be staged on the floor
Class 10: Holiday Inn, Table Setting exhibitor must supply card table
Division II: Junior Artistic
Class 11 — A Charlie Brown Christmas, using bare branches
Class 12 — Frosty the Snowman, Your favorite design
Division III: Deck the Halls
Class 13 — Wall Hangings, Swag or Wreath
Class 14 — Indoor Wreath
Class 15 — Outdoor Wreath
Class 16 — Indoor Wall Hangings
Class 17 — Outdoor Wall Hangings
Division IV: Wrap the packages
Class 18 — Wrapped package including live material for an Adult
Class 19 — Wrapped package including live material for a child
Class 20 — Wrapped packages including live material
a: for a child
a: for an adult
Division V: Horticulture
A: Senior Horticulture
Class 21 — Broadleaf Evergreen one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 22 — Narrow leaf Evergreen one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 23 — Berried Branch one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 24 — Evergreen Ground Cover five stems same variety no minimum length as ground covers grow short stems.
Class 25 — Cactus
Class 26 — Succulents other than Cactus
Class 27 — House Plant Foliage
Class 28 — Blooming House Plant-must have at least one bloom
Class 29 — African Violet
B: Junior Horticulture
Class 30 — Broadleaf Evergreens one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 31 — Narrow leaf Evergreens one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 32 — Berried Branches one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 33 — Dried Material one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 34 — Roadside Material one branch 12 to 24 inches in length
Class 35 — Ornament including natural material your choice
Division VI: Educational
Class 37 — Educational/Invitational-Pomeroy/Middleport Libraries-Display of Horticulture and Floral Books
Class 38 — Significance of Plants used in Holiday Decorating-Wildwood Garden Club
Entries in all sections are to be staged under the direction of the placement committee. All entries must be in place by noon on Saturday, Nov. 18, and may not be removed before 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, with clean up to follow.
The rules for standard flower show practices as stated by Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc., in its Exhibitors and Judges Handbook shall govern the show. Each club and each individual should use this Handbook in preparing exhibits.
Classes in all divisions may be added, deleted, subdivided, or combined at the discretion of the placement committee. No responsibility is assumed for exhibits, other property or injury.
Plants must be owned and grown by the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the show. No oil or polish permitted on foliage. Plant names must be furnished by the exhibitor and written on the entry tags.
Exhibitors are encouraged to use both the botanical name and the common name where possible. The use of variety names is also encouraged.
The exhibitor may enter more than one specimen in a class in the horticulture section, providing each entry is of a different variety. The committee will provide containers for specimens.
Horticulture sweepstakes will be awarded to the exhibitor accumulating the most points. Points will be White: (4th)-1 point, Yellow (3rd)-2 points, Red (2nd)-3 points and Blue (1st)-4 points.
Artistic Arrangements must be the work of the exhibitor. No artificial plant material will be permitted except in wreath and wall decoration classes. Treated or dyed plant material may be used only in classes for modern arrangements if arrangers so desire. In no case should fresh plant material be painted or dyed or artificially colored in any way.
Designs should not be wider than 28”and no taller than 48”. Only one entry per exhibitor is permitted in each artistic class. Baubles, glitter, snow; backgrounds and accessories are permitted in all classes provided they add distinction to the design. Entries in classes 1-9 are open to Meigs County Garden Clubs only.
Exhibitors must write their name on the entry tags provided and plant materials used must be listed on a 3×5 card to be provided by the committee.
Special Awards to be presented include Best of Show, Reserve Best of Show, Creativity and Horticulture Sweepstakes. The Creativity Award does not necessarily have to be a blue ribbon winner. One blue, one red, one yellow and one white ribbon will be placed in each class, except in junior classes, where the judge may place as many honorable mention ribbons as she sees fit.
Junior Awards will be Best of Show, Reserve Best of Show, Creativity and Horticulture Sweepstakes, which will use the same point system as the adults. Judge may award as may honorable mention as desired.
Educational classes are not judged.