September 29th, 2016

Plenty of prize produce on offer in Rubery at Leys Allotment show

Plenty of prize produce on offer in Rubery at Leys Allotment show Plenty of prize produce on offer in Rubery at Leys Allotment show
Updated: 7:01 pm, Aug 21, 2015

PRODUCERS are being urged to bring their prize fruit and vegetables down to Rubery tomorrow (Saturday) to take part in the annual Leys Allotments Annual Show.

The event is at the Rubery Social Club which is donating the room for free.

Admission costs £1.50 and it will be open to the public from 3pm to 5pm, with judging for the competition taking place at 12.30pm.

The organisers will be there from 8.30am.

The Leys Allotments Annual Show will feature vegetable classes, flower and plant classes, domestic sections and categories for children.

As well as points being awarded for each class, those who come top across their section can receive a prize such as the A Potter Cup, awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in the flower section, with a £25 cash prize for first place, £15 for second and £10 for third.

The show is being held in aid of Rubery old folks’ entertainment fund and the Challenge Stroke Club and the proceeds will be split between the two groups.

There will also be a raffle and a tombola and there will be food, along with produce, including vegetables, jams, cakes, chutneys and pickles, for sale.

Rubery traders have been donating prizes for the raffle and tombola and the show is sponsored by Mahoney’s Building Supplies, Singletons, Kennedys Hardware and Beechcroft Nurseries and Garden Centre.

The show is marking a marvellous milestone – its 60th anniversary – this year and a special birthday party is being held for the event from 7pm until late, also at Rubery Social Club. Tickets for that are just £5.

Michael Jackson, the president of the Leys Allotments and the show secretary, said: “We are optimistic we will have another good turn-out.

“We never really know how many exhibitors we will have until the day, but it’s usually pretty good and we are hoping for a similar response this year.

“We would also like to say a big thank you to the Rubery traders who have been very generous again.”