YOUNG painter Posy Wheeler collected an award for her artwork at this year’s Bognor Regis Town Show.
The show was held as part of the first Big Bite food festival in Hotham Park last Saturday (September 21).
Posy collected the first prize in the category of ‘Something I have made’ for the under-tens for her acrylic painting of a river scene with islands.
Posy, nine, said: “I’m excited that I’ve won. I can’t believe I’ve won a prize for doing something I love.
“It’s nice when I sit down and I’m calm and do some painting. I don’t find I get a lot of stress from painting.”
Southway Primary School pupil Posy previously won a prize in a painting competition at Tangmere Aviation Museum.
The show was the fifth to be held by the Bognor Community Action Network. It was the first to take place away from the group’s Westloats Lane base.
Its development manager, Carol Fullick, said: “The show has gone very well. We’ve had a lot of interest but the entries are down because we are out of our usual area.
“But it’s been a good partnership and a well attended event in the park with lots of activities for children and families. “We would come back again to the Big Bite festival but we need to find a way for local people to participate.”
Craft and horticultural exhibits in the show’s marquee last Saturday were joined by face-painting, T-shirt painting and other fun activities.
The winners at the show were:
A pot plant: Kit Alsford; A bonsai: Mary Thomas; One dish of homegrown fruit: Alan Fullick; An exhibition of handicraft, hardware: Mick Harvey; An exhibition of handicraft, software: Jean Duff.
Five decorated cup cakes: Victoria Hambleton; Five savoury scones: Gillian Hurran; Jar of jam: Mary Thomas; Jar of marmalade: Gillian Hurran; Jar of pickles: Mary Thomas; Something I have made (for the tens and under): Posy Wheeler.
Norman Page Award (adult - for effort): Jean Duff; Ron Hildreth Award (children - for effort): Emily Hutchings.