Humboldt County Fair flowers winners

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

Flower garden and art enthusiasts got a preview of some of the 2012 Humboldt County Fair winning floral and art entries earlier this week.

The Ferndale Garden Club held a gala preview in the Flower House and Fine Arts Building at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night. Attendees enjoyed wine, snacks, and music from Penny Ray and the Mighty Rovers.

The Gala Preview of the fair's flower and art entries is an annual event, sponsored for the last several years by the Ferndale Garden Club. This year, the Ferndale garden Club received a blue ribbon for their display.

Photo captions

Photos by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon

1) 11-year-old Abigail Albin of Fortuna captured first place in the youth category for her "Wedding Day" arrangement.

2) Addie Godinho of Hydesville was given a first-place award for her "Green Grow the Grasses" arrangement.

3) First-Place Youth Floral Arrangement was awarded to 12-year-old Marlena Travernier-Fine of Hydesville.

4) Top, Sigrid Snow of Fortuna won first place for her container-grown succulent. Bottom, A first-place award was presented to Kristii Wilson of Eureka for the African violet she entered.

5) The Ferndale Garden Club won a first-place award for its special feature exhibit.