The fair held the 2nd dahlia show today at the Mid-State Fair. Congratulations to our CCDS member Cory Kelso for her outstanding wins at the show today. She won best large dahlia with her beautiful orange informal decorative "Woodlands Wildthing", best disc centered dahlia with her an orchid type dahlia, and best of show and best fully double with the formal decorative "Jomanda". Way to go Cory! All of the judges remarked that this year both shows had really excellent blooms and that our dahlia show and blooms have improved significantly. Thanks to all of the CCDS members who participated this year. In other news, Linda Hicks and I went to the judging seminar hosted by the Monterey Bay Dahlia Society. It was very imformative and a lot of useful and new information was covered. Going to the seminar helped me see many of my flowers in new and different way. It has been hard to not see all of the flaws when looking at my blooms! I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting Tuesday, August 20th.