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ENTERING home cooked and handmade creations into her local show is second nature for Tarrawingee resident Anne Riddell (pictured).
Even from her early childhood living north of Wagga Wagga in country New South Wales, every member of her family would enter something in the local show every year.
“It was our family culture as a child,” she said.
When she moved to Wangaratta years later, she vowed to continue that tradition, and has been entering items in the Wangaratta Show for around 25 years.
“I won a few prizes and I was hooked after that,” she said.
Anne regularly enters jams and preserves, and is also known to bake the odd cake as a show entry.
She also sometimes puts in entries of handcrafted items (previously, a handmade doll and bear and this year, patchwork creations) and has also entered vegetables and herbs.
THE Friends of the Hospital will be holding their monthly cake stall fundraiser in Northeast Health Wangaratta’s (NHW) café on Wednesday, October 17 from 8.30am until sold out.
All your favourite traditional home-made treats will be available including fruit cakes, slices, sponges, biscuits, sausage rolls, jams, sauces and much more.
All profits raised are donated to NHW to buy much needed medical equipment that will help benefit our local community.
One of her proudest show moments was the year she won first prize for a zucchini slice she put together at the last minute, but Anne said she mainly enters items just to have something in the show.She also enters items in the show as her contribution to help keep competition in the pavilions lively and thriving.“If people don’t put things in the show, there is no show,” Anne said.“It’s good to encourage others,” she said.The Wangaratta Show will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Wangaratta Showgrounds.For more information see wangarattashow.org.au.WANGARATTA police have a range of jewellery in their lost property department and are trying to locate the rightful owners.The jewellery includes two men’s wedding bands, one ladies engagement and wedding ring set, one Pandora bracelet with a number of charms and one gold chain.If you believe the jewellery may be yours contact the property officer at Wangaratta Police Station on 5723 0888.LEARN how to make artisan cheese from home during a series of Spring Cheesemaking Sessions being held at the Wangaratta Library, with the first session being held at 6.30pm today.The sessions are being hosted by cheesemaker Anna-Kate Pizzini as a fundraiser for the Edi Upper Primary School and will include demonstrations of camembert, blue vein and haloumi.The sessions will be held on October 10, 24 and November 14 and the cost is $30 each (or $70 for all three) and they’ll run from 6.30pm until 8pm, with cheese tasting and a light supper provided by students as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.Bookings can be made by calling the school on 5729 3560.INDIGO Shire mayor Jenny O’Connor will publicly launch her campaign for the seat of Benambra as an independent in November’s state election.Ms O’Connor has been the mayor of Indigo Shire Council for the past two years and also contested three federal elections in the Indi electorate for the Greens.She has been a nurse, a community health worker and a small business owner.Ms O’Connor will launch her campaign tomorrow in Wodonga.