Helpers sought for town show

Peterhead’s long-running flower show is desperately seeking helpers to aid with setting up.

This year’s show will take place in the town’s Rescue Hall on Saturday, September 27.

It will be officially opened by Dr. Michael and Elizabeth Smith from Inverugie at 2pm.

The special guests will then present the trophies to this year’s winners.

An auction of items will take place following the show, while teas will be on offer throughout the afternoon for all those going along.

Entry to this year’s show is just 50p, with teas £2, and all are welcome to go along.

Shedules for the show can be obtained from The Flower Shop on Thistle Street.

However, the show is desperately in need of volunteers to help set up on the Thursday night.

Mabel Birnie from the show committee says the problem of helpers has been ongoing for a number of years.

“We are desperate for folk to come along and help out as there is a lot of lifting and moving of tables involved,” she said.

“We had put out an appeal last month, but we haven’t heard from anyone, and we are really in need of help,” she said.

Mrs Birnie said that she hoped that there would be a good turnout of exhibitors to the show this year, although the weather has played havoc with the flowers.

“Cut flowers will be very scarce I would imagine, so if anyone has cut flowers they would like to exhibit then please come along to the show,” she said.

“There is also a children’s section which we would love to see full with young exhibitors, so if there are any young green-fingered growers out there we would like to se you at this year’s show.”

Mrs Birnie hopes that they can get some help in the run-up to the show, but added that time was agains them.

“We really need to get some volunteers pretty soon as there are only two weeks til the show,” she said.

If anyone can help, they can call Mrs Birnie on 01771 622411 for details.