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Better Living Show adds element for kids

By Gillian Slade on July 12, 2018.

Exhibit put in place in the Better Living display hall of the Cypress Centre.--FILE PHOTO


An opportunity for children to enjoy some arts and crafts activity every day will be part of the Better Living Show at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede this year.

“Evelyn Kleis with some of her artistic friends are going to be doing arts and crafts for children between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every day,” said chair Cathy Treiber.

The Better Living Show is hoping to attract more entries this year having allowed some additional space to accommodate them all.

Last year it was so hot and there was some hail as well that influenced the number of entries, said Treiber.

“It was so hot nobody wanted to bake, and our baking entries were down by 75 per cent last year,” said Treiber.

Entries are being accepted for handicrafts, the children’s categories and sewing on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Horticulture, baking and canning entries will be accepted Monday July 23 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday July 24, from 7-9 p.m.

Judging will be taking place on July 22, 23 and 24, and the Better Living pavilion will open to the public on Wednesday, July 25 at noon, said Treiber.

The age groupings for children submitting entries have been altered to make it more fair, she said. Those between the ages of 12 and 17 will fall into the teen category, while those aged six to 11 will be juniors, and the peewee category is for those up to five years of age.

Those who have had winning entries in the home baking category in the past are being asked to consider submitting their winning recipes for a Red Ribbon Cookbook, said Treiber. Those submitting recipes will have their name and year in which they won recorded along with the recipe.

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