Mt Perry women score 14 prizes

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

the kitchen.

“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.

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