photos: Awards ceremony held for Highbridge In Bloom winners
100 people filled Highbridge Community Hall on Saturday night
(October 12th) for the town's annual Highbridge In Bloom awards
Certificates and trophies were
handed out by Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Martin Cox and
Sedgemoor District Council's Vice Chairman, Cllr Ian Dyer.
In Bloom's organisers Joyce Curtis and Pam Lyes thanked all those
who entered this year's competition, including scores of youngsters
in the art categories.
The Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Highbridge In Bloom is much more than a flower competition
- it binds the community together and improves the look of the
town. The standard this year was higher than ever and I thank
all those who took part."
Over a dozen residents received
Highbridge In Bloom awards for displays in their gardens. The
winners were Hanging baskets: 1st Colin Selway, 2nd Marlene Hand,
3rd Maisie Hand; Small front garden: 1st Maisie Hand, 2nd D Slack,
3rd M Lucas & S Coggins; Large front garden: 1st Shirley Adams,
2nd T Searle; Commercial winners: 1st Salt Express, 2nd Bason
Bridge Inn, 3rd St John's Church, Highly commended: CRS Building
Supplies. The allotments winners were: 1st Phillip Bawden, 2nd
Judy Sharp, 3rd Mr Bennett. Burnham-On-Sea.com
winners of the children's art competitions were named as Phoebe
Aston, Tegan Edwards, Taylor Tasker, Constance Patterson, Thomas
Ballard, Shianne Crain, Holly Phillips, Keiran Musgrave, Alisha
Weaver, Ruby Chapman, Emma Rickard, Courtney Fowler, Ruby Porter,
Loren Tillam, Kru Diego Parkinson, Jack L, Chloe B, Milliann West,
Henry Williams, Haiden Mills, Ruby Manlow, Katie Jane Brice, Toby
Ward, Lily Clements, Laura Beckinsale, Holly Webb, Bethany Farrow.
Special awards were presented
to the children who presented a new badge bed design, won by Ewan
Lyes, with second place Aleisha Summers, third Tali Knight and
highly commended Edward Aylward (above).Burnham-On-Sea.com
Pam Lyes told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was a superb evening that was enjoyed by everyone who
attended. Special thanks go to the Mayor and Mayoress and Cllr
Dyer for their support along with everyone who entered this year.
Our grateful thanks also go to all our sponsors - particularly
Isleport Foods of Highbridge who sponsored the evening."