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Winchelsea Horticulture and Garden Club will host a Spring Flower and Craft Show. Pictured is secretary Dawn Mason.

COLAC district gardeners will be wide-eyed when the Winchelsea Horticultural and Garden Club host its annual Spring Flower and Craft Show.

The 28th annual event will be at the Winchelsea Leisure Time Centre tomorrow and will feature a range of daffodils and camellias as well as other plants and vegetables.

Convenor Peg Bone, who grows camellias, said she would “hold her breath” in anticipation of what would be on show.

“It’s a sight unseen and if you’re walking in the door at this time of year you see the daffodils take your eye and in the autumn it’s the dahlias,” she said.

The show will also feature judging of floral arts, needlework, handmade toys, patchwork, photography and other crafts.

“One judge from Yarram will judge the daffodils, a lady from Melbourne for the camellias and there will be various other qualified judges depending on what they’re looking at,” Ms Bone said.

Prizes will “depend on what’s been donated”.

“We do also cater for the people in the nursing home and we encourage them to put entries in because I think it’s good for them,” she said.

This weekend’s show starts at 1.30pm and runs until 4pm.

Rotary to mark club’s birthday

MORE than 100 people will gather at the Colac Bowling Club on Sunday to celebrate the Rotary Club of Colac West’s 40th birthday.

President Geoff Iles said past and present members would attend the party from midday.

“The day will be one of celebration and a time to reflect on the many and varied achievements and changes over time but also to consider where Rotary can provide supports at home, to our communities and promote opportunities for young people,” he said.

Committee member and former president Ian Gullan said the event would feature a range of speakers, memorabilia displays and a DVD presentation.

“The idea is that the people that are speaking will be speaking about each decade and commenting on the things they think were significant for the club at that time,” he said.

Mr Gullan said the club’s greatest achievements included buying a transport van with two wheelchair anchor points with the Boyd family, as well as sponsoring groups and supporting international study groups.


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