Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge- Thelma Akin

Thelma Akin 1978

Thelma Akin 1978

Thelma Akin 1978
After studying extensively, attending three special schools which encompassed five courses in flower show procedures, artistic design and horticulture and then successfully passing an intensive examination, Thelma Akin earned the title of “Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge” for the National Council of Sate Garden Clubs.  She also helped reorganize a junior garden club in Lawrenceville after assisting some 4-H girls in her neighborhood with show arrangements.  Five of the girls competed in the Junior Horticulture Association Competition in 1986 and three of them were grand national winners—Maria Price, Courtney Koertge and Kelly Howell.  Amanda Dorney and Tracy Mitchell also entered. Mrs. Akin was married to Clarence Akin and the couple had  four children.