Youngsters put on a good show

Selina Wilson from Tesco Extra Burn Road (left) with Catherine McCluskey from Rossmere Gardners and a selection of fresh Veg. Picture bY FRANK REID
Selina Wilson from Tesco Extra Burn Road (left) with Catherine McCluskey from Rossmere Gardners and a selection of fresh Veg. Picture bY FRANK REID

CREATIVE youngsters have been rewarded after entering a horticultural-themed art competition as part of a major allotment show.

Dozens of youngsters sent in their entries and the best 10 went on display at the Rossmere Allotment Association annual show, which was held at the Jutland Road Community Centre recently.

The show is a chance for green-fingered members of the association to show off their produce.

It was the association’s third annual show and in total there were 27 categories for allotment holders to compete in.

In order to give this year’s show an added twist, organisers launched an art competition for children aged under 16.

There was two categories – three to seven and eight to 16 – and youngsters were asked to use any materials they like to create an A4-sized piece of artwork.

The winners won a trophy, medals and certificates to mark their efforts.

Young artists expressed their opinions on a range of horticultural and environmental issues, including global warming, through their artwork.

The annual horticultural show was held at the Jutland Road Community Centre.

The show had received the backing of the Tesco Extra store, in Burn Road, which sponsored the competition and provided the prizes.

Association secretary Cath McCluskey, a retired nurse, said: “We have had dozens of entries, about 40 in total and the best 10 went on display.

“The standard was very high. The annual show is always popular with our members.

“I would like to thank Tesco and Selina Wilson, its community champion, for its help and the Havelock Daycare Centre for providing the tea and coffee.”

There was a range of fruit and vegetables and jam stalls at the show, plus crafts and competitions.

Rossmere Allotment Association, which has 35 members spread over 52 plots, is based off Brierton Lane.

For more information about the association call Mrs McCluskey on 07986 548387.