Officials at the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Neighborhood Village announced today the grand champion winners in its non-perishables category.
The non-perishables category includes quilts, home décor, clothing, accessories, needlework, toys, dolls and knitting, crocheting, tatting, and scrapbooking items, all of which are entered by citizens of Plant City and surrounding communities. Other categories in competition at the Neighborhood Village include canned items, baked goods and more.
In the quilts division, the grand champion winners are Jean Zabel, Claudia Ingram, Polly Horne and Christine Sudberry.
In the home decoration division, the grand champion winners are Margaret Beach, Nancy Monagham, Joy DeMarco and Karol Nicherson.
In the wearing apparel and accessories division, the grand champion winners are Claudia Ingram and Toni Gould.
In the photo scrapbooking division, the grand champion winners are Sarah Walker and Jennifer Wolfgang.
In the needlepoint, needlework and plastic canvas division, the grand champion winners are Shirley Hammock and Joy DeMarco.
In the toys and dolls division, the grand champion winner is Linda Daugherty.
The Neighborhood Village competition and display, sponsored by Kitchen Craft, has a long-standing history at the Florida Strawberry Festival. It moved to a newly constructed building on the Festival grounds last year and now houses the Queen’s Hall of Fame and Plant City Garden Club Horticulture Show as well.
“Our Neighborhood Village features many hand-made pieces constructed by our local people,” General Manager Paul Davis said. “They put so much time and effort into these pieces, and we’re proud to show them off to our visitors.”