Caladium Festival 2016

The Annual 26th Caladium Festival was a huge success. All the vendors and the growers were very pleased with this year’s turn out. It was a great event for our town and our vendors. The Caladium Floral Arrangement and the Artist Contest for the next year’s T-shirts and posters were held this year in the Community Room in the back of the MidFlorida Credit Union. It was a wonderful location sitting on Stuart Street facing all the vendors and activities.

We had huge crowds throughout the event. Best guess of persons coming through our location was approximately 800 plus people. A little overwhelming sometimes with the crowds that collected to vote for the People’s Choice award for both Floral and Artist competitions.

We had a total of 15 beautiful floral arrangements for the competition. The winners are:
1st Place       Margo Sanders          “Stand up for the Pink Army”
2nd Place      Merry Savoy              “Buddying Beauty”
3rd Place      Brenda Stevens          “China”
People’ Choice  Carolyn Reece         “Tropical Caladiums”
Honorable Mention  Carolyn Reece  “Tropical Caladiums”
Honorable Mention  Marcia Price    “Paint the World with Caladiums”
Honorable Mention  Daisy Daly        “Quackers for Caladiums”

It was a very successful event for our club. Four of our members were placed with ribbons, two of our members being fairly new to our club. Congratulations to everyone involved. Big congratulations to everyone that worked the events also. Job WELL DONE.       by Margo Sanders

To view pictures compliments of Margo Sanders go to index

updated 5 Sep 2016