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BLEWBURY AND UPTON VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

August 25, 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – THE BANKSIAN MEDAL COMPETITION

As you know, because of Covid-19 the VPA was unable to hold its 2020 Annual Summer Show. We are an Affiliated Member of the Royal Horticultural Society and we purchase the Banksian Medal to award to the Exhibitor who achieves the highest points in the Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Sections. Because the Banksian Medal is engraved by the RHS with the year it is awarded we are not in a position to roll it over to 2021. The Banksian Medal was first issued in 1922 in commemoration of Sir Joseph Banks and “to encourage exhibitions of various garden productions of excellence, merit or novelty “.

The Committee is pleased to announce it is organising a competition so the 2020 medal can be awarded.

COMPETITION TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER 2020

The competition is open to everyone in the family

MAKE A DECORATION FOR THE CHRISTMAS LUNCH TABLE

AND

A WREATH FOR THE FRONT DOOR

The Table Decoration and Wreath can be any size and shape with any type of decoration and accessories. Both items must be entered into the competition.

Please support the Village Produce Association so that we can find a winner for the 2020 Banksian Medal

FULL DETAILS will be available in the OCTOBER issues of the Blewbury Bulletin and Upton News.

NEWS EXTRA:  The VPA Social booked for Saturday 5th December is still in the diary. It will be organised in accordance with any Govt rules regarding Covid-19. Please make a note of the date. More details next month.

Happy Gardening. Eileen