Show’s fresh scent of success

November 01, 2017

Jerilderie’s Civic Hall was packed with an array of colour and natural scent of the garden for the Jerilderie Flower Show on Friday.

Despite the lower entry numbers than last year, organisers said it was still well attended.

Beth McMeakin and Roy Chaplin were awarded best flower exhibitors, while the Albury judge awarded Joan Blackmore’s entry as the Champion Rose of the Show.

Flower Show committee member Loraine Cumber said it was a successful day.

‘‘Although numbers were down, I would say it was a good flower show.

‘‘We had over 30 volunteers who provided a great lunch for our guests.

‘‘Not only were the flowers on show but also jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes and chocolates were also on display,’’ Mrs Cumber said.

Along with the Flower Show winner, the Jerilderie Tidy Towns Garden competition winner was announced — best overall gardens went to the Lawton family.

Mrs Cumber said the Flower Show was always a big day for Jerilderie.

‘‘It’s a unique event that I think is wonderful for our community.

‘‘We don’t have an agricultural show like Finley or Berrigan so this kind of replaces it.

‘‘We’re always told to make sure we keep the Flower Show in Jerilderie.

‘‘The smell of the flowers, perfume from roses and great bursts of colour filled the room,’’ Mrs Cumber said.

The day raised over $4000 which will go toward the Uniting Church and be distributed among 12 charities at the end of the year.

‘‘On behalf of the Uniting Church and Flower Show committee I would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who have put in so much time to ensure this show runs smoothly,’’ Mrs Cumber said.

More results from the Flower Show and Tidy Towns Garden competition in Just Jerilderie on page 6.

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