ANDREAS Commissioners held their Civic Service on Sunday followed by the presentation of the annual garden awards.
Several members of other local authorities attended the service in St Andrew’s Church where the service was led by the Reverend Cyril Rogers, who has been gradually easing back into work after a period of ill health.
The lessons were read by clerk of the commissioners John Quayle, Captain of the Parish, and chairman of the commissioners Richard Martin.
The organist was Olga Stone.
The collection, which amounted to £177, was split betwen Rebecca House children’s hospice and the church.
Guests were invited afterwards to the parish hall where a suberb buffet was waiting.
The garden presentations were made by the commissioners’ chairman.
Best small garden: 1, Carol Phillips; 2, Elsie Quine; 3, Keith Corlett.
Best large garden and Hopkins cup: 1, Jimmy and Caroline Duncan; 2, Derek and Carol Randall; 3, Paul and Joy Morris.
Best local authority garden: 1, Carol Phillips; 2, Elsie Quine; 3, Keith Corlett.
Best pots and hanging baskets and Greenhill Quaike: 1, Keith Corlett; 2, Carol Phillips; 3, Dorothy Kinnin.
Best miniature garden by a child more than eight years old: 1, Aimie Grainger; 2, Ben Grainger.
Newcomers’ award: 1, Keith Corlett; 2, Marjorie Craine; 3, tie Avril Melvin and Ken and Joan Ingram.
The winner of the best overall garden for 2012: Carol Philllips.
The judge was Paul Pearn of Rainbow Borders, Ballaugh.
Mr Martin thanked everyone for coming and there was a big round of applause for the women who provided the buffet.