Each year the Committee reviews the classes for the next year based on the level of interest displayed in each class and the desire to be responsive to changing interests while at the same time maintaining the more traditional classes.
In the flower section there is now a class for medium decorative dahlias, 3 blooms and there is a flower display in a hanging basket or planter. Space allowed 2’x2′.
Floral Art title classes have been reduced: the society is keeping the class for residents living within six miles of Sturton by Stow; the arrangement within a height, depth and width of 2’x2’ An arrangement of flowers from the garden within height, depth and width 10″: A buttonhole for a gentleman and A spray for a lady and, of course, the junior class. Also a miniature arrangement – an arrangement in any container within height, depth and width 4″.
The cacti and succulent classes have also been reduced.
Classes for homemade wine have been introduced – red, white and rose and a cordial.
In Domestic Cookery, the lemon meringue pie is limited to 8″ diameter, the carrot cake has been replaced with a Lemon Drizzle Cake; the recipe will be published on the blog in the near future and in the Schedule, and the Swiss roll has been replaced with a baked cheesecake.
The Focaccia/Ciabatta bread class has the addition of “or any other specialist bread”.
Tea for two has been replaced with A Tray Bake 12″x8″ and the Parent’s lunch box with an uncooked pizza max 10″. Finally in the Domestic Cookery classes, the Whoopee cakes have been replaced with Chocolate Brownies, the recipe for which will also be published here on the blog and in the Schedule.
In the Art Classes the open classes have been combined – Drawing/Picture or Portrait.
The poetry is to be an original poem by the entrant, any style.
In the Handwork section a Decorated Egg class has been added for 11 year olds and under and the Lego has been split into three age groups – 7 and under, 8 to 11 and 12 to 16,