Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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February 19, 2014

Kimball earns top prize at Camellia Show

Cordele — The lobby of Planter’s First was filled with multiple varieties of beautifully colored camellias as the bank, along with the Cordele Garden Club, sponsored the 65th Annual Camellia Show Tuesday.

Judges from the American Camellia Society certainly had their work cut out for them as they judged each entry in search of the perfect bloom.

“Each bloom has a different personality,” said Carla Payne of the Cordele Garden Club who co-chaired the event with her sister Cathy Enelow. “Some petals turn up, some turn under, Some petals are ruffled. Each entry must have two leaves. The judges pull the top blooms from each category and judge those for the winner.”

Once the judges completed their task Marlene Kimball received first place honors for her “Snowman” camellia entry. The bloom, Kimball said, came from a flower bed at her home that is 20 years old.

“I want to thank the Garden Club and Planter’s First for this honor,” she said. “I have entered the show for the past 16 years and this is the first time I have received first place. I am very excited.”

Taking the second place win was Gwynne Morton for her “Firebrand” entry. Morton was unable to be present for the awards and her mother, Helen Bundrick, accepted the award in her absence. Third place went to Bob Bennett for his “Betty Fay Sanders” entry.

In addition to a ribbon and certificate presented by the Garden Club, Arthur Ben Morris, president of Planter’s First Bank, presented checks to each of the winners. First place received $75; second was given $50 and third received $25. A special category known as the Hall of Fame category, comprised of previous first-place winners, was also awarded. Joann Williams won that title with her “Imura” entry. She received a check for $50 as well as a ribbon and certificate.

Five entries earned an honorable mention at the show. They each received a certificate and ribbon as well as a check for $10. They were Buck Levins and his “Pink Camellia,” Claire Miller with her entry “Pink Perfection,: Bob Bennett with his “Dr. Tinsley” entry, Gwynne Morton with a “Gigantia” entry and Marlene Kimball for her “R.L. Wheeler” camellia.

 

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