PRESIDENT Joy Parkinson welcomed everyone to the May meeting of Ballyclare WI and congratulated those who won prizes at the recent Knockagh Area Spring Meeting.
Ballyclare’s team of June McGrugan, Diana Thompson and Margaret Reid won the coveted Morton Trophy for Baking, while Diana also won the Open Craft Class and received a ribbon for quilting and a Silver Spinning Wheel. Pat Duddy won the Novice Craft Class and Dorothy Smyth came second in the Novice Floral Art and third in the Open Baking Class.
Joy then welcomed the guest speaker for the evening, Frank McCooke from the Slemish Garden Centre, who gave a most interesting and entertaining talk about controlling garden pests, rotation of vegetables and compost making. Dorothy Smyth proposed the vote of thanks.
The competition for a herbal remedy was won by Pat Duddy and runners-up were Margaret Coleman and Diana Thompson.
June 11 will be Ballyclare WI’s Visitors’ Night when the topic will be ‘Style Solutions’ by Pearl Mitchell.