RUTHIN FLOWER & COUNTRY SHOW
A TRADITIONAL FAMILY SHOW
The show will be held on 22nd August 2015 at Llanfwrog Community Centre, Mwrog Street Ruthin.
The show has passed and we are already planning for next year.
Show day started wet and miserable and this will have been enough for some to decide not to join us. However by mid-day it was drying up and in the afternoon the weather came good and the people started coming in.
There was a magnificent display in the marquees that would have made any show proud. We had a good range of stands and events, to entertain throughout the afternoon. Unfortunately for safety reasons we could not put on some of the planned childrens events, the weather came fine too late for us to change that decision.
We have had a lot of positive feed back thank you all very much. Next year we hope to make the show even more interesting. We have had some negative feedback mainly two points. Not enough childrens activities, I agree, which I have explained above was out of our hands. The other point was that the gate charge was too high at £5. Could I ask you to consider that we have to hire marquees to house the exhibits, we have to print brochures to set out the classes, we have to look after our Judges and Stewards. We charge for stands but some of the displays have to be paid for. We give prize money for successful exhibitors. We have to make a charge to recoup these expenses so that we can aim to break even. This year there will be a loss and we would soon be unable to run the show if we lost money each year. Please support us in what we are doing, sponsor us if possible (we already have some welcome sponsors) and for our part we will try to put on a show that you really enjoy coming to.
We lost our valued secretary Angela a year ago and a lot of valuable experience and organisational skills as well. So I am really proud of the achievements of a small dedicated committee who have worked exceptionally hard to get this show off the ground and running in well under 12 months. We have learnt a lot and will use that experience to provide a better show next year. We hope that a few of you will join us on the committee and on the showfield to help spread the heavy load. Above all come and join us in August 2016. The details will be announced soon.
Society affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society