Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Pittsburgh, PA

2022 Pleasant Hills Garden Club FLOWER SHOW

Saturday, August 13

Community Room, Municipal Building

410 E. Bruceton Rd.

2:00-5:00 PM

-- Pleasant Hills Garden Club --

 

presents

 

 

An NGC Small Standard Flower Show

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

Pleasant Hills Borough Building

410 East Bruceton Road

Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

 

 

 

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Contents

 

 

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB OFFICERS...................................... 3

 

FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE.......................................................... 3

 

FLOWER SHOW CHAIRS .................................................................. 3

 

AWARDS.......................................................................................... 4

 

NGC TOP EXHIBITOR & GCFP AWARDS........................................... 5

 

DIVISION l – HORTICULTURE........................................................... 6

 

HORTICULTURE DIVISION RULES ................................................ 6

 

HORTICULTURE SECTIONS AND CLASSES.................................... 8

 

SECTION A. ANNUALS ............................................................ 8

 

SECTION B. PERENNIALS ........................................................ 9

 

SECTION C. BULBS, CORMS, RHIZONES, TUBERS ................ 10

 

SECTION D. HERBS................................................................ 10

 

SECTION E. CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS............................ 11

 

SECTION F. VEGETABLES ...................................................... 11

 

SECTION G. SHRUBS ............................................................. 12

 

SECTION H. DISPLAY............................................................. 12

 

DIVISION ll – DESIGN..................................................................... 13

 

DESIGN DIVISION RULES ........................................................... 13

 

DESIGN SECTION AND CLASSES ................................................ 14

 

SECTION A – DESIGNS ........................................................ 14

 

DIVISION lll – EDUCATION............................................................. 15

 

EDUCATION DIVISION RULES .................................................... 15

 

SECTION A - EXHIBITS............................................................ 15

 

DIVISION IV - BOTANICAL ARTS..................................................... 16

 

BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION RULES – PHOTOGRAPHY............... 16

 

GLOSSARY...................................................................................... 17

 

 

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PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB OFFICERS

 

President, Louise Humphreys

Vice President, Pamela Kavelman

Treasurer, Patty Feden

Recording Secretary, Barbara Latterman

Corresponding Secretary, Kim Richter

 

 

FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE

(See Club Yearbook for phone numbers and email address)

 

HONORARY CHAIR – Louise Humphreys

 

FLOWER SHOW CHAIRS

 

General Co-Chairs Marie Mueller, Helen Galluppi

Schedule Pamela Kavelman, Chair; Committee Members: Helen

Galluppi and Marie Mueller

Staging Kim Richter and Patty Feden, Co-Chairs; Committee

Members: Joyce Durr and Cathleen Livingston

Entries Louise Humphreys, Chair; Committee Members: Barbara

Latterman, Irv Latterman

Classification Helen Galluppi, Chair; Design, Charlene Bowyer;

Horticulture: Pamela Kavelman; Committee Members:

Patty Feden, and Teresa Lodico

Placement Pamela Kavelman, Chair; Horticulture, Teresa Lodico;

Design, Greta Hlivko

Judges Marie Mueller, Chair

Awards Cheryl Goodman, Chair

Publicity Linda Schaffer, Chair; Committee Members: Corrie Grant

Hospitality Sally Bowker, Chair; Committee Members: Cheryl Goodman and Greta Hlivko

Consultants: Horticulture: Teresa Lodico; Design: Marie Mueller and Charlene Bowyer

Clerks Louise Humphreys, Chair; Committee Members: Joyce Durr,

Sally Bowker, Cheryl Goodman, Linda Schaffer and Cathy Livingston.

 

 

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GENERAL RULES

 

 

1. All members of the Pleasant Hills Garden Club are encouraged to enter.

The Horticulture Division is open to non-members. Entries must be the work of one person, except for the Education Division.

 

2. The emphasis is on fresh material. No artificial plant material may be used in any division. No endangered species are permitted, including all native orchids, all trillium, trailing arbutus, pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), and Lycopodium.

 

3. All entrants must fill out the top and bottom portions of each entry card.

 

4. Entries will be received on Friday, August 12, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

 

5. Horticulture specimens should be held erect in clear glass bottles. They will be put in place by the Placement Committee. Vegetable entries should be placed on white paper plates.

 

6. Design entries will be placed by the Exhibitor. Designers can place their designs on Saturday, August 13, between 8 am & 9 am, but all accessories must be set up and arranged on Friday.

 

7. The Classification Chair for each Division checks exhibits for conformity to the schedule prior to judging. Final determination for conformance is the judges’ responsibility.

 

8. Judging will begin promptly at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 13. The General Chairs are available during judging for possible consultations. They, along with the judges and clerks, are the only personnel allowed on the floor during judging. The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be withheld if not merited.

 

9. All exhibits must be removed between 5 pm and 6 pm on Saturday, August 13. No exhibits may be removed before the end of the show. All parties are expected to help with dismantling and clean-up.

 

10. PHGC will strive to assure the safety of all items after arrival and placement but is not responsible for any loss or damage to exhibits.

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

The National Garden Club, Inc. Standard System of Awarding is used in all divisions. Only one blue, red and yellow ribbon may be given in each class, or subclass. More than one Honorable Mention ribbon may be given. See NGC Handbook page 25 and 26.

 

 

Ribbon Color -- Place  -- Must Earn

 

Blue Ribbon -- First Place -- 90 to 100 points

 

Red Ribbon  -- Second Place -- 85 to 89 points

 

Yellow Ribbon -- Third Place -- 80 to 84 points

 

White Ribbon -- Honorable Mention -- 75 to 79 points

 

At the Judges’ discretion, 90+ may be awarded.

 

 

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NGC TOP EXHIBITOR & GCFP AWARDS

 

 

NGC FS Achievement Award FS-5-B: For a superior flower show, staged by a single club of 21-49 members; evaluated by a panel of 3 judges; the average of their scores must be 95 or more; a Book of Evidence is required.

 

Award of Horticulture Excellence: Rosette of green, blue and orange ribbons. One may be given to the highest scoring blue ribbon winning named exhibit of fresh plant material scoring 95 points, or more. The exhibit is judged to be the finest in the entire Horticulture Division. The entire DIVISION l - HORTICULTURE is eligible. See page 40 of NGC Flower Show

 

 

Handbook.

 

 

Award of Merit: Rosette of orange ribbons. Six may be offered to a named blue-ribbon winner scoring 95 points, or more. DIVISON l – HORTICULTURE

 

Sections A, B, C, D, and F are eligible. See page 41 of the NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

Arboreal Award: Rosette of green ribbons. One may be given to a named 

blue-ribbon winner scoring 95 points, or more. DIVISON l – HORTICULTURE

 

Section G is eligible. See page 40 of the NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

Collector’s Showcase Award: Rosette of brown and green ribbons. One can be awarded to a named blue-ribbon winner scoring 95 points, or more.

 

DIVISION I – HORTICULTURE Section H is eligible. See page 41 of the NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

Grower’s Choice Award: Rosette of dark green ribbons. One can be offered and awarded to the highest scoring container grown plants and combination planting exhibits if all requirements are met. Division l – Horticulture Section E is eligible. See page 41 of NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

Best-in Show Award: Rosette of blue ribbons. One may be offered and awarded to the highest scoring 90+ blue ribbon exhibit in the entire DIVISION ll – DESIGN is eligible. See page 45 of NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

Educational Top Exhibitor Award: Rosette of brown and white ribbons. One may be awarded to the highest scoring exhibit. Division lll, Education,

 

Section A, Exhibits 1 and 2 are eligible. See page 43, 44 of the NGC Flower Show Handbook.

 

GCFP Education and/or Conservation Silver Award: Silver Ribbon. One may be given to an educational exhibit of exceptional quality, and informative.

 

This exhibit need not score 95 points. Division lll - Education, Section A,

 

Exhibits 1 and 2 are eligible. Page 47 of the GCFP Awards Manual.

 

GCFP Staging Award: Gold ribbon. One may be given to a show scoring 90 points or more, to recognize those clubs which try to stage flower shows well. Page 46 of the GCFP Awards Manual.

 

 

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DIVISION l – HORTICULTURE

 

“Enchanted Garden”

 

Eligible for the Award of Horticultural Excellence.

 

 

HORTICULTURE DIVISION RULES

 

 

1. The NGC Exhibit Policies are printed in the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 6, Exhibiting in the Horticulture Division. The Scale of Points for Horticulture are in Chapter 14.

 

2. All horticulture classes are open to any amateur grower. More than one entry per class may be made by an exhibitor, provided each is of a different cultivar, type and/or color.

 

3. All plant material must be fresh and grown by the exhibitor and MUST have been in possession of the exhibitor for NOT LESS THAN 90 DAYS.

 

4. Advance registration required for the Horticulture Display, Section H, Classes 1, 2, and 3.

 

5. Entry cards obtained from the Flower Show Chairman must be filled out in advance, if possible, and either typed, using waterproof ink, labeled, or in pencil. The cards must include exhibitor’s name, address, and phone number. Entry cards must have the binomial (Latin) name underlined. Refer to the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 6 for a correctly filled out entry card.

 

6. All horticulture entries must be made Friday August 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and placed by the Placement Committee. No new horticulture entries will be accepted on Saturday, but specimens may be replaced on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

 

7. Cut specimens should not have foliage below the water line, except for Gladiolus. Wedging is permitted using cling wrap and will be provided by the committee.

 

8. Double potting is permitted in Section E, but the inner pot should not detract.

 

9. If a plant is considered a flowering plant, it should be exhibited as a flowering specimen. Foliage plants may flower but should be exhibited as foliage plants if they are grown for their leaves.

 

10. Specimens with a class designation in the schedule may not be entered in the “Any Other Worthy” class.

 

 

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11. Containers for cut specimens are provided by the Committee for the exhibits to have a uniform appearance. The exception is Cut Specimen Collections, whose containers will be provided by the exhibitor. Wedging is permitted using cling wrap.

 

12. In order to receive an NGC Top Exhibitor Award, the exhibitor must identify her/his entry by its binomial name or currently acceptable scientific designation.

 

13. The Horticulture Classification Committee Chair and/or General Show Chair are free to subdivide classes by color, form, size, cultivar, variety or other distinguishing characteristics.

 

 

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HORTICULTURE SECTIONS AND CLASSES

 

 

“Changlings”

 

 

Eligible for Award of Merit

 

 

SECTION A. ANNUALS

 

Class 1 - Amaranthus (Amaranth) - one stem

 

Class 2 - Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) - one stem

 

Class 3 - Begonia (Wax or Rieger begonia) - one stem

 

Class 4 - Celosia (Cockscomb) - one stem

 

Class 5 - Cleome - One stem

 

Class 6 - Cosmos (Cosmos) - one stem

 

Class 7 - Delphinium (Larkspur) - one stem

 

Class 8 - Gerbera (Gerber Daisy) - one stem

 

Class 9 - Gomphrena (Globe Daisy) - one stem

 

Class 10 - Helianthus (Sun Flower) - one stem

 

Class 11 - Heliotropium (Heliotrope) - one stem

 

Class 12 - Impatiens - one stem

 

Class 13 - Lantana- one stem

 

Class 14 - Pelargonium (Geranium) - one stem

 

Class 15 - Petunia (Petunia) - one spray

 

Class 16 - Plectranthus (Coleus) - one stem

 

Class 17 - Salvia - one stem

 

Class 18 - Senecio (Dusty miller) - one stem

 

Class 19 - Tagetes (Marigold)

a. French - one stem

b. African (large) - one stem

c. Any other - one stem

 

Class 20 - Zinnia (Zinnia) - one stem

a. Large - one stem

b. Small - one stem

c. Cactus flowered - one stem

 

Class 21 - Any Other worthy specimen

 

 

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“Heirs to the Throne”

 

 

Eligible for Award of Merit

 

 

SECTION B. PERENNIALS

 

 

Class 1 - Achillea (Yarrow) - one stem

 

Class 2 - Asclepias (Milkweed) - one stem

 

Class 3 – Aster - one spray

 

Class 4 - Campanula - one stem

 

Class 5 - Chelone (Turtlehead) - one stem

 

Class 6 - Chrysthanthemum - one stem

 

Class 7 - Delphinium - one stem

 

Class 8 - Echinacea (Coneflower) - one stem

 

Class 9 - Eutrochium (Joe Pye weed) - one stem

 

Class 10 - Gaillardia (Blanket flower) - one stem

 

Class 11 - Gaura - one stem

 

Class 12 - Hosta

a. Small - one leaf

b. Medium - one leaf

c. Large - one leaf

d. Bloom - one scape

 

Class 13 – Lychnis - one stem

 

Class 14 - Monarda (Bee balm) - one stem

 

Class 15 - Perovskia (Russian sage) - one stem

 

Class 16 - Phlox - one stem

 

Class 17 - Platycodon (Balloon flower) - one stem

 

Class 18 - Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan) - one stem

 

Class 19 - Salvia - one stem

 

Class 20 - Sedum (Stonecrop) - one stem

 

Class 21 - Any other worthy specimen

 

 

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Buried Treasure”

 

 

Eligible for the Award of Merit

 

 

SECTION C. BULBS, CORMS, RHIZONES, TUBERS

 

Class 1 - Aconitum (Monkshood) - one stem

 

Class 2 - Allium - one scape

 

Class 3 - Arum - one leaf

 

Class 4 - Caladium - one leaf

 

Class 5 - Canna

a. one leaf

b. one stem with flower, with or without leaf

 

Class 6 - Crocosmia - one stem

 

Class 7 - Dahlia - one bloom

 

Class 8 - Hemerocallis (Daylily) - one scape

 

Class 9 - Gladiolus - one stem

 

Class 10 - Iris - one stem

 

Class 11 - Liatris - one stem

 

Class 12 - Zantedeschia (Calla lily) - one scape

 

Class 13 - Any other worthy specimen

 

 

“Magic Potions”

 

 

Eligible for Award of Merit

 

 

SECTION D. HERBS

 

Class 1 - Anethum (Dill) - one stem

 

Class 2 - Artemisia (Tarragon) - one stem

 

Class 3 - Helichrysum (Curry) - one stem

 

Class 4 - Lanvendula (Lavender) - one stem

 

Class 5 - Melissa (Lemon balm) - one stem

 

Class 6 - Mentha (Mint) - one stem

 

Class 7 - Nepeta (Catmint) - one stem

 

Class 8 - Ocimum (Basil) - one stem

 

Class 9 - Origanum (Oregano) - one stem

 

Class 10 - Petroselinum (Parsley) - one stem

 

Class 11 - Rosmarinus (Rosemary) - one stem

 

Class 12 - Thymus (Thyme) - one stem

 

Class 13 - Any other worthy specimen

 

 

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“Fairy Godmothers”

 

 

Eligible for Grower’s Choice Award

 

 

SECTION E. CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

 

Class 1 - CACTI

a. Pot size 6” or under

b. Pot size over 6”

 

Class 2 - OTHER SUCCULENTS

a. Pot size of 6” or under

b. Pot size over 6”

 

Class 3 - HOUSEPLANT GROWN PRIMARILY FOR BLOOM

a. Pot size of 6” or under

b. Pot size over 6”

 

Class 4 - HOUSEPLANT GROWN PRIMARILY FOR FOLIAGE

a. Pot size of 6” or under

b. Pot size over 6”

 

 

“Wishes Three”

 

Eligible for Award of Merit

 

SECTION F. VEGETABLES

 

Class 1 - Capsicum (Peppers)

a. Sweet - 3 specimens

b. Hot - 3 specimens

c. One each of 3 different varieties

 

Class 2 - Cucurbita

a. Zucchini - 3 specimens

b. Cucumber - 3 specimens

c. Any other Cucurbita - one specimen

 

Class 3 - Phaseolus (Beans) - 3 specimens

 

Class 4 - Lycopersicon (Tomatoes)

a. Small (cherry or grape) - one spray

b. Medium - 3 specimens

c. Large - one specimen

d. Heirloom - one specimen

 

Class 5 - Any other worthy vegetable

 

 

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“The Woods Are Deep”

 

Eligible for Arboreal Award

 

SECTION G. SHRUBS

 

Branches no longer than 30 inches

 

Class 1 - Buddlea (Butterfly bush)

 

Class 2 - Callicarpa (Beautyberry)

 

Class 3 - Calycanthus (Carolina allspice)

 

Class 4 - Hydrangea

 

Class 5 - Hypericum (St. John’s wort)

 

Class 6 - Ilex (holly)

 

Class 7 - Physocarpus (Ninebark)

 

Class 8 - Rosa (Rose)

 

Class 9 - Spirea

 

Class 10 - Viburnum

 

 

“Wise Women”

 

Eligible for Collector’s Showcase Award.

 

SECTION H. DISPLAY

 

A collection of specimens exhibited with a strong overall artistic effect. Each specimen (cut or container grown) must be identified in separate containers. Space allotment is 18” W x 20” H x 24” D

 

Class 1 - Five different cut annuals

 

Class 2 - Five different cut herbs

 

Class 3 - Five different cut perennials

 

 

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DIVISION ll – DESIGN

 

 

“Bedtime Stories”

 

 

DESIGN DIVISION RULES

 

 

1. The NGC Exhibit policies are printed in the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 7, Exhibiting in the Design Division, NGC Policies and Guidelines.

 

2. Advance registration with the Design Entries Chair is required. Exhibitor must get a substitute if unable to exhibit.

 

3. Each entry must be the work of one exhibitor. Exhibitor may enter as many classes as desired but may exhibit only one design in a class. Plant material used in the design need not be grown by the exhibitor.

 

4. Entry cards are obtained from the Flower Show Chair and must be filled out in advance of the show (If possible), either typed, using waterproof ink, labeled, or in pencil.

 

5. All plant material used in the design must be identified on a card, provided by the exhibitor, and included with the entry card.

 

6. Plant material and non-plant material permitted and not permitted in the Design Division are printed in the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 7. No artificial flowers, fruit, or foliage may be used in the show. Fresh plant material may not ever be treated in any manner. Some plant material must be used in every exhibit.

 

7. The exhibitor is required to conform to the stated description and limitations of the Design Type if named in the class.

 

8. Rules for Design Types are printed in the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 7.

 

9. The Scale of Points for Design is listed in the NGC Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 14.

 

 

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DESIGN SECTION AND CLASSES

 

“Imagination”

 

Eligible for the Best-in-Show, Design Division Award.

 

SECTION A – DESIGNS

 

Class 1 - The Three Little Pigs (Four entries)

A Creative Design with the allotted space of 30” W x 36” D. 

Staging panel and underlay required. Designer must incorporate brick(s), stick(s), and straw.

 

Class 2 - Jack and the Beanstalk (Four entries)

A Creative Line Design with an allotted space of 30” W x 36” D.

Staging panel and underlay required.

 

Class 3 - A Visit to Fairyland (Four entries)

A Petite Design. An artistic arrangement including some plant material. Displayed in a cupboard with allotted space of 7” W x 9 1/2” H x 5 1/2” D.

 

 

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DIVISION lll – EDUCATION

 

 

“Watch Your Step”

 

 

EDUCATION DIVISION RULES

 

 

1. Education Exhibits may be the work of more than one individual or organization unless a Student Judge or an Accredited Judge is seeking exhibiting credit for preparing an education exhibit.

 

2. Exhibit must occupy a minimum of 18 square feet surface area. Space used may be horizontal, vertical or a combination. Exhibitor must provide a white tablecloth for the exhibit.

 

3. Some plant material is required.

 

4. The Scale of Points for Special Exhibits is listed in the Handbook for Flower Shows, Chapter 14.

 

 

EDUCATION EXHIBITS

 

“Friendly Plants”

 

Eligible for the Educational Top Exhibitor Award, and for the GCFP Education and/or Conservation Silver Award.

 

 

SECTION A - EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit 1 - Know Your Turf Plants

An educational exhibit about healthy lawns including common types of grass and weeds to beware.

 

 

Exhibit 2 - Native Plants for Pollinators

An educational exhibit providing information for choosing native plants to attract bees and butterflies.

 

 

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DIVISION IV - BOTANICAL ARTS

 

“What Big Eyes You Have”

 

BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION RULES – PHOTOGRAPHY

 

1. Open to Pleasant Hills Garden Club members only.

 

2. Images may be enhanced by cropping, filters, adjustments, etc. and must be the work of the exhibitor.

 

3. Please title your image. Where feasible, please identify plant material with current scientific designation.

 

4. All photos must be taken in the Pleasant Hills Arboretum.

 

5. Preregister with the Chairman by August 8. The Pleasant Hills Arboretum has been linked with the Pleasant Hills Garden Club since its inception, with one club member always serving on the Arboretum board. The Arboretum provides a natural environment of both woods and meadow for the enjoyment of the community.

 

 

Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Snow White all found themselves in the woods, and found both safety and danger. The eyes of our cameras allow us to see in new ways. Your photograph may reflect a mood, or simply express the beauty and wonder of the natural environment.

 

 

EXHIBIT 1 - Photography

 

An 8” x 10” photograph, taken in the Pleasant Hills Arboretum, and placed in an 11” x 14” matte, no frames allowed.

 

 

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GLOSSARY

 

 

Entry: A term given to a horticulture specimen, design, or special exhibit prior to its classification, recording and placement in the flower show, after which it is to be referred to as an “exhibit”.

 

Exhibit: After an “entry” has been classified and placed in the flower show, it is referred to as an exhibit.

 

Scale of Points: The Scale of Points are categories or qualities for which number values are given based on the importance of each quality and total 100 points. The Scale of Points is used to insure objective and fair judging.

 

Scape: Leafless flower stalk arising from the ground, e.g., daffodil, daylily.

 

 Spray: A group of florets on a branched stem, each on its own pedicel. A pedicel is a stem that attaches single flowers to the main stem of the inflorescence. It is the branches or stalks that hold each flower in an inflorescence that contains more than one flower.

 

Stem: The leaf- and flower-bearing support structure of a plant.

 

Wedging: Wedging is a method used to properly pose a horticulture specimen in a display container, often using a material such as plastic wrap.

 

 

THANKS

 

We offer gratitude to our Club members for all of their hard work to produce this Flower Show, and to their families who helped and supported our efforts. Other supporters include Grace Mitchell, Margie Wolf, Barbara Cesch and the Pleasant Bar.

 

We thank our judges for their time and judging expertise, and to you for your participation.

 

Thank you so much

 

UPDATED 9/11/21

Updated 7/25/2021