“The winners of the Barriere Blooms contest for 2021 have been decided,” announced District of Barriere Councilor Donna Kibble after contest judges had completed a tour of 10 gardens within the community on Saturday, Aug. 14,
Top honours for Best Business went to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, who received $100, a Barriere Blooms certificate, and ‘bragging rights’. Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce, Armour Mountain Bookkeeping and the Barriere Liquor Store all received a $50 prize for the effort they put into keeping the outdoor area in front of their businesses pleasant and inviting.
Winner of the Best Residence award went to: Bev Botkin who received $200 and for first place, with Barb Morris receiving $100 for second place.
“Barriere has some spectacular gardens,” commented Kibble, “Some were very inventive with the planning, color schemes, and there was a huge variety of plant containers.”
She noted one thing that was very noticeable on the tour was how many people use raised beds in their gardens.
“It was a lot of fun taking the judges around to see all the gardens,” said Kibble, “Thank you to all the people that entered the Barriere Blooms contest.”
There were four entries in the Best Business category, and six entries in Best Residence. Unfortunately there were no entries for the Kid’s Garden category.
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