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Grafton Floral Art Society

At a well-attended meeting of the Grafton Floral Art Society the main topic on the agenda was the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea to be hosted by the Society on Friday May 10.

President, Lyn welcomed all the attendees, but unfortunately threes apologies were received and accepted.

An invitation was tabled from the United Hospital Auxiliary to their Cancer Council morning tea to be held on May 8, also an application was completed and forwarded to Grafton Shoppingworld to hold a floral display during July Race week.

During general business, discussion proceeded, and allocation made, as once again the Society will be holding the Cancer Council morning tea at the Joan Muir Community Centre, Turf Street, Grafton on May 10, and as a reminder that Mother’s Day is the following Sunday. For a donation of $5, tea/coffee, scones and slices will be served, and upon entry a lucky door ticket is received.

There is also Tombola and raffle, as well as a trade table with home cooking, potted plants, craft items and multiple floral arrangements.

Everyone is most welcome to enjoy this enjoyable morning.

The demonstrator for the meeting was Janni Waker using her imagination, with a minimum number of flowers and foliage, created four totally different designs. Firstly, in a white cylinder-shaped container she placed a decorative bare stem for height, flax ribbon grass, philodendron leaves at the base and contoured three small maroon dahlia blooms through the foliage forming a modern design.  Next is a fawn bowl, the design was outlined with different lengths of flax, one side featured bright yellow croton foliage and the opposite side orange zinnea’s, making a formal frontal arrangement. Janni followed with a symmetrical design, outlined with sword fern, placing small white dahlias in a focal area, used mauve crucifix orchids, white statice, purple, yellow Easter daisies and Queen Anne’s lace for filling. Lastly, in a modern small white circular vase, she massed small white dahlia, purple statice and covered the mechanics with budded stems of golden rod.

Grafton Show will be held on May 10 and 11, members will also be participating.

A reminder that the next meeting on April 11, will finalise arrangements for the Cancer Council fundraising morning tea and will have a nominated demonstrator.

Freda Johnson