Cootamundra District Garden Club rose show

DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS: Joan Arkinstall, winner of the Jenny Cash Memorial Champion Rose, judge Peter Cash and Kerry Byrne, Best Exhibit Frank and Muriel Lewis Memorial Award Roses at the show. PIcture: Kelly Manwaring

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS: Joan Arkinstall, winner of the Jenny Cash Memorial Champion Rose, judge Peter Cash and Kerry Byrne, Best Exhibit Frank and Muriel Lewis Memorial Award Roses at the show. PIcture: Kelly Manwaring

GARDEN Club members who were assisting with the floral section of the Cootamundra Show, had a busy time as there were many entries.

Congratulations to Don Elliott who was the most successful exhibitor. 

The 23rd annual rose show, held on November 11 was appropriately opened by Gary James being Remembrance Day. Gary opened the show at 2pm and assisted president Betti Punnett in presenting the major prize winners. 

Best Exhibit Frank & Muriel Lewis Memorial Award Cut Flowers, Kay Lander, with her Dracunculus Vulgaris Flower and Marj Smith, first in Floral Art.

Best Exhibit Frank & Muriel Lewis Memorial Award Cut Flowers, Kay Lander, with her Dracunculus Vulgaris Flower and Marj Smith, first in Floral Art.

While the season hasn’t been perfect for flowers, there were plenty of entries in all sections. 

The renewed interest in floral art was apparent.

The most successful prizewinners were Ros Wight, roses, Don Elliottt, cut flowers, Elaine Cooper, floral art, Doris Harper, fruit and vegetables, Elizabeth Charleston, photography. 

The Marg Fuller award for floral art went to Majorie Smith and the Jenny Cash Perpetual Trophy to Joan Arkinstall for champion rose. 

The usual afternoon tea was delicious and locals had a delightful day out in the warm spring weather.

President Betti thanked the many members who worked hard to ensure a successful show, especially secretaries Don and Mary,

COOTA ARTS & CRAFTS

IN THE years since the Art & Crafts group has been located in the former Station Master's residence, we are regularly in contact with railway personnel.

We appreciate how kind and helpful these people are.

One of our keen patchworkers, Trish Stewart, is currently experiencing a long held dream of going on a patchwork tour in the United States, which ends in Houston.

Christmas can't be far away, judging by the number of people visiting the Centre recently, and gifts being purchased.

Some places from which visitors have come are Sydney, Victoria, Alaska, Dubbo and Terrigal. While it hasn't been easy to open the centre each day of the week over the last few months, that situation might be improving with some new members joining workshop groups.

Enquiries about the Craft Centre may be made by coming to the Ccentre in the Railway Complex, or phoning 6942 2895.