MAAVS 2015

Violets Visit The Fair


MAAVS 2015 Convention and show

"Violets Visit The Fair"

October 22 - 24, 20145

The MAAVS 2015 Convention and show was held in the Wyndham Garden York in York, PA.  Perfect Fall weather in a glorious setting of  autumanal foliage colors provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful African Violets and related Gesneriads.  Links in the menu on the left will lead to more pages and photos of the 25th Anniversary Convention and Show.

The complete list of award winners is here:

The Saturday night awards banquet had a few extra treats added to the usual mix.  Dessert for the dinner was a special 25th Anniversary cake while a slide presentation of a few memories of the past 25 years was presented and narrated by Tom Glembocki.  This presentation of "Down Memory Lane" as well as a few other video hilites  are available in the York 2015 Menu of links on the left side of this page.  

25th Anniversary Cake

MAAVS 25th Anniversary Cake (click to zoom) photo: Neil Lipson


Honors Table

Honors Table (click to zoom) photo: Neil Lipson


Best in Horticulture

Susan Arnao's entry of  "Buckeye Nostalgia" was deemed by the judges to be Best in Show while Drew Norris won the sweepstakes for most blue ribbons.

Best in Show

Best in Show, "Buckeye Nostalgia" grown by Susan Arnao (click image to zoom)
photo: Neil Lipson


Sweepstakes Winner Drew

Sweepstakes winner Drew with his Best Fantasy "Love Struck" 

Friday Night Costumes

It wouldn't be a proper MAAVS convention without a Friday night costume party. This year was no exception in a variety that ranged from the PacMan ghosts Inky and Blinky to scarey bikers, giant sunflowers and enthusiastic sports fans.  The winner of best costume was Marie and Paul as bikers, second best costume was Miss Kitty with her beer drinking pig.  

Best Design

A Regular in the Friday Night Costume is our creative Kitty