Mt Perry women score 14 prizes
CREATIVE Mt Perry women scooped up 14 prizes at last month’s Queensland Country Women’s Association divisional contest.
Immediate past president Sandra Wallace was thrilled as first place winners in eight events – spanning cookery, photography, knitting and crochet – will go forward to the state finals in October.
“We held a photography competition for the first time this year,” Ms Wallace said.
“My winning citrus photo is a photo of lemons, oranges, and limes because citrus was the theme for the year; next year it will be beetroot.”
The five place-getters in photography included Ms Wallace’s granddaughter Erin Oppermann, who placed first in photo by a child up to nine years, and grandson Liam Oppermann, who placed second in the 10-15 years age group.
Trish Hansen and Leonie Dingle have earned places in the state knitting and crochet finals, while Margaret Mollenhagen will again work her magic in
Sandra Wallace We held a photography competition for the first time this year.
“She placed first in boiled fruit cake, sultana cake, date loaf and ‘cake not specified’ (in the division finals),” Ms Wallace said.
Rita Karrasch will share in the glory as she prepares for the interpretative reading open section in the regional finals in August – the only category that does not have a state final.
At last week’s annual general meeting, Mt Perry branch also celebrated the work of their members.
“Cherryl Cowen and Margaret Franicevic were each presented with a Quiet Achiever award, while Decade Year Certificates were given to June Dickson for 40 years, Cherryl Cowen and Rae Watson for 20 years; Rita Karrasch for 10 years, and I received a 25 year pin,” Ms Wallace said.
New office bearers appointed for 2014-15 were vice president Trish Hansen, secretary Leonie Dingle, treasurer Cherryl Cowen, and international officer Margaret Franicevic.