Spring show’s pearl anniversary
With the first of the region’s fine weather appearing briefly this week, Augusta residents are gearing up to celebrate the pearl anniversary of the Augusta Spring Show.
Hosted at the Centennial Hall on Allnutt Terrace on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, it is the show’s 30th year.
Spring in Augusta means the Spring Show and this year visitors can expect to be wowed by another colourful and diverse show.
Show co-ordinator Wendy Shearwood said a pearl theme would run throughout the festivities. “To think it all started with a letterbox drop 30 years ago, and like Topsy, it has just grown,” she told the Times.
“There are still a few of our present-day members who were part of that original show.
“Today, we are affiliated with the Horticultural Society of WA and we have judges from Perth, Busselton, Bunbury and Augusta.
“People come from all over to visit the show and each year the judges are amazed by the high standard of the entries.”
Competitions include flowers, bowls and vases, pot plants, hanging baskets, floral art, photography, woodwork, metalwork, arts and crafts, spinning and weaving, fruit and vegetables, cooking, jams and preserves and children’s categories too.
Entries for the competitions close this Wednesday and can be handed in to the Augusta Newsa- gency at 20¢ each. Food and drink stalls as well as the hall kitchen will be running during the event, which culminates in the Margaret River Vet Hospital pet show.
Funds raised after costs are donated to local primary schools and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Entry is $5 and includes morning or afternoon tea.
Augusta Spring Show co-ordinator Wendy Shearwood and Augusta Garden Club president Eileen McDonald will welcome people next weekend.