Flowers bloom in Vankleek Hill

The Children’s Tulip and Flower Show was held on May 13 at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre. There were 10 participants and 73 entries in this year’s show, which is organized by the Vankleek Hill & District Horticultural Society. Lilly Calverlay won first place in eight categories: for her red, white, purple, and mixed colour tulip entries, and her lily, paperwhite daffodil, double daffodil/narcissus, and forget-me-not entries. Lilly was also awarded second place for her yellow, pink, peach, and double tulips, as well as for her “white or other colour” daffodil/narcissus entry. She was presented with the Gisbert Rosenstein trophy for “Best Tulip.” Kerrigan St-Pierre won first place for her bleeding heart and lilac entries, and second place for her forget-me-not entry. She also won the “Champlain in Bloom” trophy for her lilac entry. Phillipe Viau won first place for his yellow and frilled tulips, and second place for his mixed colour tulip. Emma Amell won first place for her pink tulip entry. Finn Southgate took home first place in the peach tulip and “white and/or other colour” daffodil/narcissus categories. He also won first place for his violets and in the “any other spring flower” category. Finn was awarded second place for his frilled tulip, yellow daffodil, double daffodil, and johnny jump-ups. Avery MacKinnon won first place for her double tulip entry and her yellow daffodil. She won second place in the “any other spring flower” category. Quinton MacKinnon won first place for his johnny jump-up entry. Aaron Sauve won second place in the red tulip category. Cora MacKinnon won second place in the white tulip and purple tulip categories. Daphne Hall won third place in the purple tulip category.