‘Friend­ship Rose’ to be un­veiled at gar­dens

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Mark Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1 from 11.30am at Horsham Botanic Gar­dens’ rose gar­den ro­tunda on the cal­en­dar for a very spe­cial time.

Mem­bers of CWA West Wim­mera Group will meet to cel­e­brate the un­veil­ing of a plaque to com­mem­o­rate a ‘Friend­ship Rose’.

This rose marks the 90th Vic­to­rian CWA an­niver­sary, which was reached last year.

Gar­den staff gen­er­ously pro­vided space in their beau­ti­ful gar­dens when I ap­proached them, and while the rose is only just shoot­ing, I’m sure that like the say­ing – from lit­tle things, big things grow.

We hope to cel­e­brate the day with a pic­nic lunch and group pres­i­dent Judy Pymer will tell us closer to the day.

It’s un­der cover but at­ten­dees might need to bring a few chairs and per­haps a card ta­ble or two. Let’s hope for a warm pleas­ant day to make it mem­o­rable.

West Wim­mera Group Craft Ex­hi­bi­tion, mean­while, show­cased an abun­dance of ta­lent with more than 400 ex­hibits across 10 sec­tions open to mem­bers. There was also two branch en­tries, ‘Faces’ and ‘Cook­ing with Vine­gar’, each re­quir­ing three dis­tinct items.

Nhill Twi­light took out a per­pet­ual tro­phy for its bril­liant in­ter­pre­ta­tion of ‘Faces’, and a cook­ing cer­tifi­cate went to the Horsham Branch, with small sam­ples of each of the three items avail­able for judges to taste.

Sadie Wil­liams from Nhill Twi­light took out a Muriel San­ders per­pet­ual tro­phy for best craft work, and also a Bev Meagher memo­rial tro­phy for run­ner-up best craft work. Over­all, the May Branch per­pet­ual tro­phy for most points in the ex­hi­bi­tion went to Joy Wheaton from Nhill Twi­light with wins in four sec­tions – just beau­ti­ful work.

Judy Pymer, May Branch, won the craft and hob­bies, Horsham mem­ber Jenny Mitchell won pho­tog­ra­phy, ju­nior mem­ber Monique Wheaton won her age-group sec­tion and Dim­boola mem­ber Mar­garet Hunter’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of ‘one woman’s work’ was ex­cep­tional.

A Monie Crafter per­pet­ual tro­phy, recog­nis­ing the best craft­work from an­other group branch mem­ber, went to Elaine Quick from Cen­tral Wim­mera, Wil­lenab­rina Branch. The weather was great and it was un­for­tu­nate more of the public didn’t take ad­van­tage of see­ing such a show­case of ta­lent.

The 2019 State Ex­hi­bi­tion award win­ners in­cluded some of our tal­ented ladies, in­clud­ing Sadie Wil­liams, Rita Ste­wart, Mar­garet Hunter and He­len Torey.

Horsham Branch re­ceived a third-place cer­tifi­cate for suc­cess in a 17-to-30 mem­ber sec­tion. A Cen­tral Wim­mera mem­ber won a sewing ma­chine in the raf­fle.

With Royal Mel­bourne Show un­der­way, many of our mem­bers are work­ing in the CWA cafe­te­ria, help­ing sup­ply meals and light re­fresh­ments for the du­ra­tion of the show.

If you are down there, look for the CWA show bag, which of­fers great value with an as­sort­ment of good­ies.

With a CWA coun­try of study this year be­ing Ice­land, an Ice­landic-themed lunch will be at ‘Umina’ in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 15.

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