Garden Club Holds 2009 Flower Show

The Rayne Garden Club hosted its 2009 Standard Flower Show, “Flowering Holidays,” on Friday, May 8, at Rayne City Hall.

Chairperson Lisa Soileaux, Honorary Chairperson/Club President Sepha Guidry and Garden Club members welcomed guests to the afternoon event, complete with horticultural and design categories.

Winners in their categories that followed a variety of holidays observed throughout the calendar year were:

Mardi Gras Mambo: 1st Lisa Soileaux, 2nd Julianna Manale, 3rd Helen Garrett and honorable mention Judy Guidry.

Christmas Time in the City: 1st Sepha Guidry, 2nd Margaret Comeaux, 3rd Lisa Soileaux and honorable mention Katherine Stagg.

Easter Bunny Hop: 1st Josette Habetz, 2nd Genny Marks, 3rd Julie Ousse and honorable mention Ethel Leger.

Thanksgiving Time: 1st Ruth McBride, 2nd Antonia Hoffpauir, 3rd Julia Breaux and honorable mention Hazel Prevost.

The overall design winner was Sepha Guidry for her entry for the Christmas Time in the City division, with overall horticultural winners including Helen Garrett with the Arboreal Award and Genny Marks, Award of Merit and Award of Horticultural Excellence.

Special thanks to Mayor Jim Petitjean and his staff for providing the setting for this year’s flower show, in addition to the many visitors who viewed the entries.

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