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Grafton Floral Art

It was gratifying to see past secretary Muriel Shepherd attending the Christmas gathering of the Grafton Floral Art Society held at the Whitehouse Tea rooms. Twenty one members were in attendance with special guests Ron and Beth Wykes who have contributed much to the Society over the years. Once again Anne Sinclair and her willing workers presented a delicious two course Christmas luncheon together with all the Christmas trimmings. President Doreen began the celebration by saying a very meaningful Grace and especially mentioned persons in ill health. As in previous years lucky door tickets were issued and first draw went to Janni Walker and second to Beth Wykes. A surprise small packet of tissues was placed beside each setting attractively decorated with Christmas motifs, and a silent number placed on the underside. During the competition a draw was held and the winning number was held by president Doreen. Competitions continued and winners chose prizes from the pick of the table. Much merriment was caused by the crazy card game. Christmas gifts were distributed by selecting cards with nominated birthday months written on them and presents were chosen at random by the selected member having a birthday in that month, thus everyone received a Christmas wrapped gift. At the conclusion of the gathering Christmas wishes were extended to each and every one and reminded that the first meeting in the New Year will be held on February 11. Should you be interested in flower arranging, many people receive and appreciate the beauty of flowers but have no idea how they should go about it. The Floral Art Society has been lucky enough to have some new members, and they have proved to be very enthusiastic, an added incentive has been Doreen’s attendance at workshops during the year, and passing on her knowledge to members. An observance of natural growth and a little practice, a Floral Artist can create an attractive display. Freda Johnson