The Roxburgh federation’s spring rally was held in Hawick where a large number of members from the 23 institutes attended. Entertainment for the evening was a fashion show of hats, hatinators and fascinators by April Fleming of Teviothead, and dresses by Eden, Hawick. Members tried on the various hats before supper was served. Congratulations were extended to Joan Duncan and Caroline Tully on receiving Honours for the Afternoon Tea test, Jan Little on gaining onours for Preserves and Shona Morrison in respect of Honours for Baking and first class for Sugarcraft.
The competitions for the evening were judged by Aileen Cavers and Isa Cavers: jar of marmalade – 1, J. Little, Newmill and Teviothead; 2, A. J. Mitchinson, Newcastleton; 3, B. J. Hopkins, Roberton. Jar of chutney – 1, A. Cochrane, Midlem; 2, N. Anderson, Morebattle; 3, K. Neasham, Hermitage. Liqueur – 1, J. Little, Newmill and Teviothead; 2, G. Francombe, Newmill and Teviothead; 3, S. Gray. Mobile phone cover – 1, H. Cessford, Morebattle; 2, S. Morrison, Cogsmill. Fresh f lower corsage – 1, J. Little, Newmill and Teviothead; 2, G. Williamson, Midlem; 3, A. Cochrane, Midlem.