First ever Les Connell Medals awarded
On December 9th, 2020 a small group of members of the Washington State Dahlia Society (WSDS) and Puget Sound Dahlia Association (PSDA) presented the first Les Connell Medal to Vivian Connell at her home. Don Filand, WSDS, who spearheaded the efforts to create the Les Connell Medal, presented the first medal to Vivian.
The second Les Connell Medal was then presented to Colin Walker, PSDA, for his 2015 introduction – Kelsey Dwarf. ADS President Brad Freeman presented the medal to Colin. See details and pictures of the ceremony.