Champlain Valley Exposition ReceivesNational Honors for Fair Photos and ExhibitsESSEX JUNCTION, VT – The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) received five top awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 115th annual conference held Nov. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.The Exposition won first place awards in the IAFE Competitive Exhibits Contest, General Competitive Exhibit Display Photo showing the Winners Circle in the Home Crafts Department and the Competitive Exhibit Display Photo Series categories showing the giant pumpkin weigh-in process. The winning photos were taken by Stephen Mease, CVEs director of public relations.CVE won first place in IAFEs Agricultural Award Division for a series of photos depicting a young girl’s first-time showing her 4-H calf. The Exposition also received a second-place Agricultural Award for its Exhibitor Handbook, edited by Mease and Vicky Benjamin, CVEs sales and marketing secretary; and a third place for its Exhibitor Handbook Cover Art, featuring photos from the 2004 Fair taken by Mease.Champlain Valley Exposition is a non-profit organization located in Essex Junction, Vt. The organization, which holds the annual 10-day Champlain Valley Fair and more than 100 other special events year-round, is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2006. CVE’s mission is to serve the people of Vermont and the region by promoting agriculture, education, commerce and entertainment activities. For more information, visit www.cvfair.com(link is external).There are a total of 14 Agricultural Award categories, each divided into five categories according to attendance. IAFE, based in Springfield, MO, has more than 3,200 member organizations from around the world.END
Hekari suffered its first defeat in the tournament, going down to Team Wellington 4-0 today under chilling weather conditions at the QBE Stadium.Wellington put up a strong fight, scoring two goals in the first half and two in the second half.Hekari struggled in the first half with few opportunities.Tommy Semmy had a half chance for Hekari three minutes into the game but his volley was blocked by the Wellington defence.Wellington’s first goal came 21 minutes into the game 1-0 when Tom Jackson fired a low cross into the box that Captain Bill Robertson turned into the top corner.Wellington extended their lead 2-0 in the 37th minute when goalkeeper Ismael Pole palms a Robertson header but it goes straight back to the defender and he loops his second header into the net.The New Zealanders entered the second half even stronger, scoring the third goal 3-0 in the 55th minute.The fourth goal came in the 63rd minute through Luis Corrales to take his team to victory 4-0.Team Wellington is through to the semi-finals, which kick off on Wednesday, April 20.Meanwhile, the Lae City Dwellers will play for pride on Sunday in their last Pool A match against the Solomon Warriors at 1pm (11pm).