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Grafton Floral Art Society News

cvi   The main business to be dealt with at the meeting of the Grafton Floral Art Society was the Cancer Council morning tea which will be held on Friday May 6 commencing at 9.30am. The venue this year will be the Joan Muir Community Centre situated in Turf Street, Grafton. A reminder that the following Sunday May 8 is Mothers Day. For a donation of $5 a delightful Devonshire style morning tea will be served to all in attendance. Much enjoyment has been generated financially and socially over previous years at this function, although it is being held at a different venue. A trading table will be set up with home cooking, potted plants, floral arrangements, craft items and a prize for the holder of the lucky door ticket. A raffle will also be conducted together with the ever popular Tombola. Should you desire to attend this morning tea, a phone call to Doreen on 6642 1029 or Freda on 6642 1172 would be appreciated, or just com along and enjoy yourself. In correspondence, an invitation has been received from the Leura Garden Festival to be held during October, and the Garden Club of Australia advised re our public risk insurance and also enquired should our Society have any material for their Collection Strategy and Development Library Services. As the meeting was a hands on exercise, four designs were tabled for assessment and Fran Marshall’s interpretation of St Patrick’s Day was outstanding with green, white and orange to represent the Irish flag. To conclude the meeting Doreen demonstrated a tall green design with mother-in-laws tongue, large pelargonium trimmed foliage, circling pieces of long zigzag succulent around the design and finally placed two clusters of green pears to sit at the base of the container. Foliage is the flower arrangers greatest asset. Members are reminded that the next meeting will have a nominated demonstrator and will be held in the meeting room at the Whitehouse on March 24. Freda Johnson