Florist’s fes­tive creativ­ity in full bloom

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A com­pe­ti­tion for the best Christ­mas dis­play in Kar­ratha’s shop­ping cen­tre has been won by Red Earth Flow­ers.

Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre ran the com­pe­ti­tion to en­cour­age shop own­ers to adorn their shopfronts with Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions in the spirit of the fes­tive sea­son.

Red Earth Flow­ers owner Melissa Thomp­son said chil­dren had loved the dis­play.

“We do win­dows ev­ery two to three weeks, so when the op­por­tu­nity came up to do some­thing spe­cialised for Christ­mas and win a ham­per, we thought ‘why not?’,” she said.

“Santa came all the way from Vic­to­ria, and the rest we bought lo­cally and popped it all in.”

Part of the winning pack­age was a $1000 do­na­tion to the as­so­ci­a­tion of the win­ner’s choice.

Ms Thomp­son said she would do­nate her prize to the Te­quiras Net­ball Club.

Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre man­ager Me­lanie Garbin said the com­pe­ti­tion was all about com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

“We want the com­mu­ni­tyre­tailer Christ­mas win­dow dis­play to en­cour­age re­tail­ers to adorn their win­dows,” she said.

“This is about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity and our re­tail­ers be­ing able to do that be­cause we are the heart of the com­mu­nity.

“We would like to see more next year and build on this.”

Ms Thomp­son also won a $300 ham­per for her trou­bles.

Edge Sports and Surf and Red Dot were highly com­mended.

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