THE secretary of a town flower show has been celebrated in the Queen’s Birthday honours.
Prestatyn Flower Show veteran of 21 years, Ann Williams, was awarded the BEM - British Empire Medal - for her services to charity and the community.
Mrs Williams, 66, who is married to Tim and has two sons Peter and Chris, said to see her name on the list was “unbelievable”.
Mrs Williams, said: “I am overwhelmed. My feet don’t feel like they are touching the ground - I am on a pink fluffy cloud.
“Six weeks ago we got the letter through. It asked me if I wanted to accept the honour, I said yes and then I heard nothing - I was so worried that the letter hadn’t got there. We checked online at 10.30am last Friday and I couldn’t believe it - there was my name. It’s such an honour.”
Mrs Williams, who owns Bonne Amie on Prestatyn High Street with her husband, said a visit to the vicarage gardens with her grandmother, when she was younger, inspired her to start the show.
She added: “We thought the event would be a nice experience for the town. Clive Southerton, who lived in the vicarage then, was interested and then that was it - we became partners in crime.
“I’ve always loved it and I think I am even more passionate now. We now have the businesses in bloom and the school children’s competition. I’m very lucky the new owners of the vicarage let me use their area.”
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