Community News

Grafton Floral Art

President Doreen Winkley welcomed members to the meeting of the Grafton Floral Art Society and the main topic in general business was the forthcoming Cancer Council morning tea to be held on May 6 the venue being the Joan Muir Community Centre, situated in Turf Street, Grafton.
Each year this function has been held and has been very successful with everyone having a thoroughly enjoyable morning. For a donation of $5 a Devonshire style morning tea is served and lucky door tickets distributed, also the ever popular tombola and raffle. A trade table will be activated with home cooking, floral arrangements, potted plants and craft items.
Correspondence was tabled with regard to the Society being a charitable organisation, also an enquiry from Maureen Young re floral definitions.
Many thanks to Janni Walker who is Chief Steward for Floral Art at the Grafton Show Pavilion for distributing 150th Anniversary schedules to members.
The demonstrator for the meeting was Vicki Newman, and it was her first attempt at demonstrating at a meeting. Congratulations must go to Vicki who demonstrated three totally different arrangements. Firstly in a very large wine glass she placed a layer of fine decorative red fabric across the top an centred a red candle and at its base circled rose buds around it. Next in a modern black container placed a tall black frame, then added a tall strelitzia for height and a large pelargonium leaf at the base for balance. Two bromeliad flowers were added and yellow lillium stems strategically placed. The final exercise was a massive Easter arrangement in a basket with foliage, yellow chrysanthemums, white lilliums and an Easter Bunny surrounded by Easter eggs.
Should you be interested in attending the Cancer Council morning tea on May 6, a quick phone call to Doreen on 6642 1029 or Freda on 6642 1172 would be appreciated. If in doubt just come along and enjoy yourself.
A reminder to members that the next meeting on April 14 will be a hands exercise.
Freda Johnson